No homes left to sell?

From CNBC:

Tight supply, rising prices weigh on US home sales

U.S. home sales unexpectedly fell in January, leading to the biggest year-on-year decline in more than three years, as a persistent shortage of houses pushed up prices and kept first-time buyers out of the market.

The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing home sales dropped 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million units last month. It was the second straight monthly decline and reflected decreases in all four regions.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast existing home sales rising 0.9 percent to a rate of 5.60 million units in January.

Existing home sales, which account for about 90 percent of U.S. home sales, declined 4.8 percent on a year-on-year basis in January. That was the biggest year-on-year drop since August 2014. The weakness in home sales is largely a function of supply constraints rather than a lack of demand.

House price increases have outstripped wage growth, which has remained stuck below 3 percent on an annual basis despite the unemployment rate being at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent.

While the number of previously-owned homes on the market rose 4.1 percent to 1.52 million units in January, housing inventory was down 9.5 percent from a year ago. That was the lowest inventory for January on record. Supply has declined for 32 straight months on a year-on-year basis.

At January’s sales pace, it would take 3.4 months to exhaust the current inventory, up from 3.2 months in December. A six-to-seven-month supply is viewed as a healthy balance between supply and demand.

The median house price increased 5.8 percent from a year ago to $240,500 in January. That was the 71st consecutive month of year-on-year price gains.

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156 Responses to No homes left to sell?

  1. Juice Box says:

    It’s for the children. No more non-unionized charter schools. It is bad enough Newark has their own separate Union but non-union charter schools, how the heck can we keep our million dollar pay days without dues?

  2. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    WOW!!!
    “Brace yourself: The top five [NJEA] officers earned an average of $764,000 in compensation in 2015. The big winner was the executive director, Ed Richardson, who pulled in $1.2 million, roughly twice what the national union pays its executive director.”

    http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/09/classroom_teachers_your_union_leaders_are_gouging.html

  3. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Sounds about right.

    I can’t stand the charter movement and you guys are nuts to support it. Thought you guys were smarter than this. Yes, let’s get rid of our public schools and replace them with for profit schools run with tax dollars. Now what could go wrong with that?

    Our public schools are fine. I don’t know why people are so obsessed with hating our public school system and the teachers they employ. Get rid of the njea and these teachers will get eaten alive by the haters out there. That’s a fact. Just look at this blog for evidence of the hate out there.

    “White is a complete hack who’s been a darling of the New Jersey Education Reform Industrial Complex for years.

    She pushes and promotes old, tired ideas that have been proven to be ineffective and wastes of money. Moran’s face palm-inducing assertion that she’s a visionary and an innovator is laughable: if you push aside the exaggerations, #fakeresults, and breathless hype, there’s no proof anywhere that she’s anything more than be a loyal foot soldier in the test loving, charter adoring, and teacher blaming battle that’s being fruitlessly waged by the anything-for-a-buck morons in the Walmart and Gates-sponsored Democrats for Education Reform.

    The real question is how in the hell did she slip through the cracks to rise to assistant commission under Murphy’s watch? Her anti-public school background and POV were well known and plainly evident. Is there a DFER mole among Murphy’s hires?”

  4. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Honestly, who cares. Why are we writing articles about these people’s salaries? Talk about anti-union bias.

    How come you treat these individuals differently from your ceo’s and executives that are extremely over compensated. Oh right, that’s because they are a part of a union for helping workers, and you are against that.

    Just hypocritical in every way possible.

    The Original NJ ExPat says:
    February 22, 2018 at 8:09 am
    WOW!!!
    “Brace yourself: The top five [NJEA] officers earned an average of $764,000 in compensation in 2015. The big winner was the executive director, Ed Richardson, who pulled in $1.2 million, roughly twice what the national union pays its executive director.”

  5. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Luckily he dropped out and gave his 12th grade teachers a reprieve.

    No One says:
    February 21, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    I wonder how many of Pumkin’s teachers committed suicide.

  6. Juice Box says:

    Pumps you dolt charter schools in a city like Newark exist because the public school option is a jail sentence. Go look at the number of kids in charter schools in Newark, they aren’t sending their kids there because the charter schools are horrible they’re sending the kids there because the public schools are horrible, no matter how many billions of State taxpayer money are thrown at the problem it’s still a failure factory.

  7. Very Stable Genius says:

    @AoDespair

    School teachers carrying firearms and readied for gun battles in grade school classrooms is a level of social pathology that signals the end of any viable, coherent society. Travel such a path, and the barbarism and fearmongering of the American abattoir can only accelerate.

  8. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    That Moran article is extremely telling of how the public workers in NJ got such a rich benefit package that it will most likely bankrupt the state. If you saw my list yesterday, this falls under number (3) Ban all unions from lobbying political officials and from advertising political positions (no endorsements allowed).

    Again, Murphy showing more signs of being a complete and total moron. This might explain how a mailroom clerk at Goldman could end up near the top.

  9. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    “no matter how many billions of State taxpayer money are thrown at the problem it’s still a failure factory.”

    The corruption in the public sector is the reason these inner city public schools fail.

  10. Very Stable Genius says:

    @kurteichenwald

    Rubio is getting slammed in the public meeting. But please remember: @marcorubio, whatever you think of him, showed up. @FLGovScott – Rick Scott, who led the largest health care fraud in American history – is hiding in the governor’s mansion like the coward he is.

  11. nwnj says:

    What explains it? Which skills this man possesses that allowed him to amass great wealth is a mystery to me. My hunch has been a combination of ambition and being at the right place at the right time.

    “This might explain how a mailroom clerk at Goldman could end up near the top.”

  12. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Capitalism and the private sector failed these individuals. Stop blaming the schools. They don’t have a magic wand.

    Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:
    February 22, 2018 at 8:56 am
    “no matter how many billions of State taxpayer money are thrown at the problem it’s still a failure factory.”

    The corruption in the public sector is the reason these inner city public schools fail.

  13. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    I think Murphy is probably a closet homo and blew his way to the top. Another Mangravy in the making?

  14. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    “Brace yourself: The top five [NJEA] officers earned an average of $764,000 in compensation in 2015. The big winner was the executive director, Ed Richardson, who pulled in $1.2 million, roughly twice what the national union pays its executive director.”

    It’s worse than that. They steer millions of dues into “charities” that they sit on the board of.

  15. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Get rid of the njea and these teachers will get eaten alive by the haters out there

    The NJEA does zero for us. The local is where all the negotiations are done. The NJEA willingly laid silent on all the legislation that have financially hampered teachers so that Christie wouldn’t enact a law to allow union members to opt out of paying dues for representation. You need to distringuish between a local union and the NJEA. Local unions…some are good, some are corrupt. The NJEA is 100% corrupt and gives teachers zero representation.

  16. chicagofinance says:

    There is a creepiness about him that screams “pedophile”…….

    Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:
    February 22, 2018 at 9:11 am
    I think Murphy is probably a closet homo and blew his way to the top. Another Mangravy in the making?

  17. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Public schools can do the same thing as charters and they are. They are not breaking down their schools and separating the good kids from the bad kids which is exactly what charter schools do. That’s why schools like Elizabeth high school are now ranked so high in the state rankings.

    F charter schools. They are for profit and run on tax dollars for god’s sake. Enough said.

    Juice Box says:
    February 22, 2018 at 8:45 am
    Pumps you dolt charter schools in a city like Newark exist because the public school option is a jail sentence. Go look at the number of kids in charter schools in Newark, they aren’t sending their kids there because the charter schools are horrible they’re sending the kids there because the public schools are horrible, no matter how many billions of State taxpayer money are thrown at the problem it’s still a failure factory.

  18. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    That’s why schools like Elizabeth high school are now ranked so high in the state rankings.

    You’ve been duped. The town of Elizabeth created their own magnet school, much like Jersey City did with McNair. But they named it “Elizabeth High School”. Furthermore, they juked the rankings by forcing their students to take at least 1 AP class to make their participation rate 100% (the rankings weigh this category waaaaaay to much). Their passing rate on those AP test was the lowest of the bunch but that has such a small weighting in the rankings it didn’t matter.

    You juke the stats, and majors become colonels.

  19. nwnj says:

    Anything is possible in nj politics.

    When you have a total lack of principle you will compromise yourself in any way necessary to keep climbing. Terrible character flaw but blind ambition can work.

    Just look at the way he threw this lady out like the trash because his backers told him to.

  20. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Blue,

    They are doing exactly what charter schools do. Separate the good kids from the bad, and like magic the scores go up. This is the magic pill that charters posses.

  21. Fast Eddie says:

    Moana P.ussy,

    What’s your solution to the gun violence in schools. I’m asking you a serious question.

  22. ex-Jersey says:

    9:43 total elimination of army grade weaponry .

  23. D-FENS says:

    Break up the ATF and establish a task force or agency that only deals with mass shootings and other gun crimes agressively.

    Multiple people raised red flags and alerted the FBI that he was a nut and behaving criminally…even said out loud that he would shoot up a school. The reports went to an agency (FBI) that has a huge bucket of tips to sort through.

    Something changed in the 1980’s….even though the availability of guns is more restricted…and mass shootings are more commonplace.

    Straw purchases, Shootings in Chicago and Baltimore etc., potential mass shooters, NICS violations all should be pursued by one agency if we are to reduce these problems.

    Arming teachers, armed guards, blanket gun bans all are either impractical or violate civil rights.

    We have agencies that deal only with immigration, drugs, etc. It’s time for one to deal with this issue.

  24. D-FENS says:

    The problem with this is that the second amendment was written to grant individual citizens the right to possess exactly that.

    If you are to defend your liberties and form a group of citizens or militia…what other weapon would you bear but one that a person in the infantry would carry?

    ex-Jersey says:
    February 22, 2018 at 9:49 am
    9:43 total elimination of army grade weaponry .

  25. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Just get rid of guns. What are people’s obsession with guns? It serves no purpose but to kill. Claiming it helps you to defend yourself, invites the same argument on the other side….it’s a great weapon to go on the offensive as we have seen over and over again. Enough is enough.

  26. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    BRT – Montclair does the same thing with the AP participation rate. The majority take the tests, but few get college credit worthy grades on them. Glen Ridge gets penalized in the rankings since the district is so small. Due to its size, my town offers much fewer AP courses. But those who take them do well on the exams. It’s no joke. We lose out on our diversity grade as well. I’m not sure how going to school with black or hispanic people improve your education, but it’s another stupid ranking element.

  27. Very Stable Genius says:

    @kurteichenwald

    Gun folks say “keep guns away from bad guys” but then block doing that.
    Tell me how this hurts gun rights:
    1. Require all private sales to be run through registered gun dealer, with normal background checks.
    2. Forbid any sale until check is completed.
    3. All other sales a felony

  28. Very Stable Genius says:

    @kurteichenwald

    Im curious why American gun obsessives believe that the rules in Israel – which require significant safety training and higher age before you can get a gun – are not good enough for here.

  29. ex-Jersey says:

    9:56 founders initial impulses now require re-thinking.

  30. ex-Jersey says:

    9:56 “defend your liberties” against am army? You’re already dead….outgunned by artillery.

  31. D-FENS says:

    The US…considered to have the greatest armed forces on earth, is still bogged down in Afghanistan because of ragtag soldiers with AK-47’s.

    African Americans also used them in the south to defend themselves and their families during the civil rights movements. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were gun owners. In this case they were defending themselves against racist police departments, judges….lynch mobs…etc.

    ex-Jersey says:
    February 22, 2018 at 10:16 am
    9:56 “defend your liberties” against am army? You’re already dead….outgunned by artillery.

  32. ex-Jersey says:

    How did Malcolm X and ML King die again….?

  33. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    I think we should go back to the days of sword fighting.

  34. leftwing says:

    “Blue Ribbon Teacher says:
    The NJEA does zero for us.”

    BRT left the last line of the paragraph out of his quote:

    “They finance their lavish lifestyles with mandatory dues of about $900 a year from teachers, who earn $70,000 on average. Progressive?”

  35. Mostly Gibberish says:

    10:27 so this American-style domestic arms race is about 1. protecting the home 2. handling disagreements 3. giving owners a super-false sense of security…..?

  36. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Blue,

    How are the unions dues paid between local unions and the njea?

    I also disagree with you that the unions do nothing for you. Evidence- just look at this blog for the amount of hate for teachers and their union. I don’t know why people hate teachers so much (maybe jealous they don’t get 8 weeks off in the summer?), but they do. Without a union, teachers will get destroyed by this unwarranted hate and lack of respect for teachers.

    Look at how they bash union executives pay compensation, but defend corporate executives compensation that is just insane. Writing is on the wall with the bias.

  37. D-FENS says:

    Most likely not an AR-15

    ex-Jersey says:
    February 22, 2018 at 10:24 am
    How did Malcolm X and ML King die again….?

  38. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Seriously, how do you guys justify complaining about a union executives pay without attacking executives in the corporate world getting paid 15 million to walk after driving a company into the ground? Both are private entities, so why don’t you care about both? Why do you only attack the union executives compensation?

    The bias is strong with the conservatives. They are a walking hypocrisy.

  39. leftwing says:

    Final acceptance letters rolling in (or not).

    I wish I could post specifics. You’d be floored. I won’t, as it involves others’ kids and may be too readily identifiable….

    Bottom line if you are in NJ for a blue ribbon district for a white and, particularly a male, student you’re wasting your time. Actually it’s worse, you are inhibiting their chances of admittance to elite universities.

    Numerous examples of 4.5+ GPA, 34-35 ACT (not superscored), strong extracurricular seniors with deep AP rosters (four or five classes, all 5s) roundly rejected by the elite schools. Are they picked up by, to use a point of reference, schools ranked 15-20 or lower in US News?

    Yes. But, without any disrespect if anyone is a graduate of these fine institutions, does a student with that profile really need a blue ribbon NJ district to get him into Georgia Tech or BU?

    Doubt or argue with me if you want. I have way too many current data points. It may be more productive for you, especially if you have younger children, to speak with some older parents. And ask yourself a question or two when evaluating their senior and his acceptances, rejections, and destination. Would he be going to the same university absent his District? Would he have been accepted at a better university if he were coming from a different location? Did his District/zip code move him up or down the acceptance list at his choice universities?

    You will be surprised……

  40. Ex-Jersey says:

    10:54 Teachers in NJ have it great compared to teachers in most other places, but that comes with a cost. The ‘better’ any one group has it the more overhead goes into the product. The product is of course your child. In fact the schools are pathetic but they always have been. They are a right of passage most notable for the social aspects of the experience which is where your child is most influenced usually. Schools are buckling under all of their responsibilities when all they really need to be in a safe place to house kids. I am a huuuuuge fan of ex-military in the schools as long as they are not dangerous to the kids. I also like super hot young teachers, because that is really all most prinicpals want to hire anyway.

  41. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I guarantee if your wife or kids were shot and killed by some lunatic, you would change your position quick. Obviously, because it didn’t happen to you, you continue pushing your conservative position on people that it did happen to and want to feel safe once and for all. Why will you not let their cries for help be heard? You care more about ideology than the needs and plea’s of the people who have suffered under gun ownership. So selfish, it’s all about your rights to own a gun.

    D-FENS says:
    February 22, 2018 at 10:54 am
    Most likely not an AR-15

  42. Juice Box says:

    Grim – comment in Mod…

  43. Fast Eddie says:

    Why not armed guards at every school? And why not have a few select teachers with concealed weapons? Why should we need to acquiesce to the mental patients and wackos he11 bent on taking their miserable lives out on others?

    Okay, so you take away assault rifles and military grade weapons, etc. How will that stop someone from entering a school with a hand gun or rifle?

  44. The Great Pumpkin says:

    You are so selfish. The only reason you would come to nj for an education is so your kid can get into an Ivy League school? Wtf, dude! The fact that your kid was in an environment that allowed him to grow, not only in terms of education, but socially with other high achievers is not good enough? So go to the states where your kid is one of the few achievers, he will get easily into an ivy because his area lacks representation, and you can deal with your kid finally being introduced into an environment of competition where he/she is no longer the best, but now must adjust. Good luck!

    So sick of conservatives that bash the nj education system because their kid didn’t have an easy time getting into an ivy. It’s not nj’s fault they do a good job of putting out a highly competitive product over and over, so much so, that not every high achiever gets a shot at the Ivy League like those other states with less high achievers.

    “Bottom line if you are in NJ for a blue ribbon district for a white and, particularly a male, student you’re wasting your time. Actually it’s worse, you are inhibiting their chances of admittance to elite universities.“

  45. Juice Box says:

    Pumps you are real live meathead and dead from the neck up!

    72% of Charter school students in New Jersey are children living in poverty.

    Charter school Participation by race in New Jersey

    10.0% white,
    55.0% Black,
    29.0% Hispanic
    5.0% Asian
    1.0% other

  46. Trick says:

    I know a teacher that a few weeks ago asked a kid to sit down class was starting, the kid turned to her and said suck his D**** .
    Union said there was nothing on the books for student to teacher harassment, only the other way around.
    Fathers comment “he was having a bad day”

    Is this a job you want?

  47. ex-Jersey says:

    Gun nuts have turned the US into a shithole screw the NRA and it’s “heroes”.

  48. ex-Jersey says:

    11:25 people think it’s soooooo wonderful to teach. Try it sucker.

  49. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Why are you trying to make education more expensive than it already is. Just take away the guns.

    Fast Eddie says:
    February 22, 2018 at 11:12 am
    Why not armed guards at every school? And why not have a few select teachers with concealed weapons? Why should we need to acquiesce to the mental patients and wackos he11 bent on taking their miserable lives out on others?

  50. Juice Box says:

    Musk to take over the internet via Starlink?

    I have seen many many proposals for a global constellation of satellites providing internet over the last few decades and a lot of companies have failed at it.

    I gather matching launch capabilities with the satellite tech built in-house is the right mix to get it done.

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966703261699854336

  51. 3b says:

    Blue ribbon is a joke I have been saying it for years!! If you pay a premium for blue ribbon so that your child might score 10 or 20 points higher on the SAT’s you are over paying . My blue ribbony town ranked high in the county and the state but no real difference than surrounding towns that are not blue ribbony and smell too. In my town elementary schools were good middle school awful and high school ehh! Look at what colleges the kids go to when they graduate and they are pretty much all the same blue ribbony vs non blue ribbony smelly towns. But people continue to believe the b.s.

  52. The great pumpkin hypocrite says:

    I hope the Supreme Court rules in the next few months that unions can’t force members to pay dues. I will come back to this blog to laugh at the great pumkin. We need to tear down unions.

  53. Hold my beer says:

    Blue ribbon schools in nj is progressive code for whites and Asians (mostly the model minority East Asian ones) only.

  54. 3b says:

    In defense of teachers there are a lot of a hole parents out there who expect the schools to do it all! Social workers even in the blue ribbony towns psychologists and all the rest. Getting a problem kid removed from a district is a huge undertaking and a great expense . And tax payers still have to pay to have the kid educated.

  55. leftwing says:

    Huge supporter of teachers. I don’t know anyone who isn’t.

    Administrators and unions on the other hand……

  56. Alex says:

    [11:25]

    The caliber of student who told his teacher to “suck his d”, is unfortunately all too common in Pump’s so-called “high-achieving” NJ schools.

  57. The Great Pumpkin says:

    What is the point of this data?

    Charters don’t exist in suburbs? That capitalism is failing these students and not their teachers?

    Better question for you, why doesn’t charter schools take on the population of students that are the reason for the failing public schools? They take the good kids that would have done just as well in the public school setting, and paint the picture that the charter model is superior to the public school model. What’s different about their teaching models besides the fact that they only take the “good” kids? 🤔

    Juice Box says:
    February 22, 2018 at 11:18 am
    Pumps you are real live meathead and dead from the neck up!

    72% of Charter school students in New Jersey are children living in poverty.

    Charter school Participation by race in New Jersey

    10.0% white,
    55.0% Black,
    29.0% Hispanic
    5.0% Asian
    1.0% other

  58. The Great Pumpkin says:

    3b,

    So good schools are a conspiracy. You are nuts. Until you have experienced other state education systems, please stop with the conspiracy opinions.

  59. D-FENS says:

    Union Dues are forcibly removed from teachers paychecks by law. Teachers are paid via tax dollars which are forcibly removed from me by law.

    I can choose not to give my money to a corporation I do not like.

    This has been explained to you.

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    February 22, 2018 at 10:59 am
    Seriously, how do you guys justify complaining about a union executives pay without attacking executives in the corporate world getting paid 15 million to walk after driving a company into the ground? Both are private entities, so why don’t you care about both? Why do you only attack the union executives compensation?

    The bias is strong with the conservatives. They are a walking hypocrisy.

  60. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Unions help teachers. How can you be a huge supporter of teachers, and in the same context, bash the vehicle that helps make their job and lives better?

    leftwing says:
    February 22, 2018 at 11:42 am
    Huge supporter of teachers. I don’t know anyone who isn’t.

    Administrators and unions on the other hand……

  61. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Wtf? Their dues pay for lawyers in a group pool. Please stop with your nonsense hypocritical position.

    Only cheap a$$es obsessed with conservatism believe they shouldn’t pay dues. You would have to be a dumbass to opt out of union dues and take away your ability to get good legal representation. Think of the dues as Insurance for teachers that get screwed by a student who puts them in a legal nightmare.

    D-FENS says:
    February 22, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Union Dues are forcibly removed from teachers paychecks by law. Teachers are paid via tax dollars which are forcibly removed from me by law.

    I can choose not to give my money to a corporation I do not like.

    This has been explained to you.

  62. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    The problem with arming anyone in schools is that it is expensive and will be found ineffective. We need not militarize our schools.

    The truth is…no one really needs an automatic or semi-automatic weapon. I’m as pro-gun as the next guy, but it’s one thing to have a gun to defend yourself. It’s another to have a gun which will allow you to take on a small army.

    There are 350,000 schools in this country. You are 100 times more likely to die of the flu as a child than you are to get shot in a school. Yet parents won’t vaccinate their kids. Why are we going so crazy about school shootings?

  63. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    11:55 D-FENS – you broke the spell. Everyone is supposed to have you-know-who on full ignore.

  64. Fabius Maximus says:

    Guns are not a civil rights issue. It was alwasys a state right and not an individual right. Scalia changed that.
    Ban all semi and full auto. Restrict caliber and regulate and micro print ammo. If your bullet ends up where it shouldn’t you are accountable.
    Gun owners and lobbys have had their chance to address this issue. It’s time to start the bans and send the gun owners the thoughts and prayers.

  65. The Great Pumpkin says:

    D,

    Also shut up with the idea you pay for unions. The teachers pay it, not you. Facts!!

  66. Fast Eddie says:

    Come on guys, why do you keep responding to the troll? It’s a ruse. Why are you responding?

  67. Fast Eddie says:

    If your bullet ends up where it shouldn’t you are accountable.

    I like that.

  68. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    The Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules will be no more in two months: The agency has taken the final step in removing the regulations from its rule book.

  69. D-FENS says:

    Ok now you’re just trolling. Its second in the bill of rights for crying out loud.

    Fabius Maximus says:
    February 22, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    Guns are not a civil rights issue. It was alwasys a state right and not an individual right. Scalia changed that.
    Ban all semi and full auto. Restrict caliber and regulate and micro print ammo. If your bullet ends up where it shouldn’t you are accountable.
    Gun owners and lobbys have had their chance to address this issue. It’s time to start the bans and send the gun owners the thoughts and prayers.

  70. No One says:

    Blue ribbon schools discriminate by axing all the chilluns to talk white.

  71. chicagofinance says:

    Your son will appreciate watching them completely coast through school and if they take standardized tests reasonably well…..not even great, then watch Columbia, Penn, Cornell, Brown & Dartmouth bend over backward to lavish the goodies are them at minimal cost……. then your son will have the pleasure of seeing these people on Facebook 30 years later post the most vitriolic, nauseating, partisan crap without remorse. Thick with how much they have been wronged and railing against white privilege, meanwhile completely blind to the red carpet that has been rolled out to them their entire lives……….

    Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:
    February 22, 2018 at 10:04 am
    I’m not sure how going to school with black or hispanic people improve your education, but it’s another stupid ranking element.

  72. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    How are the unions dues paid between local unions and the njea?

    I also disagree with you that the unions do nothing for you. Evidence- just look at this blog for the amount of hate for teachers and their union. I don’t know why people hate teachers so much (maybe jealous they don’t get 8 weeks off in the summer?), but they do. Without a union, teachers will get destroyed by this unwarranted hate and lack of respect for teachers.

    Look at how they bash union executives pay compensation, but defend corporate executives compensation that is just insane. Writing is on the wall with the bias.

    NJEA takes about 80% of the dues. The NJEA has nothing to do with negoatiations. What don’t you understand. Union compensation should be bashed. It’s obscene and they do nothing….NOTHING. Meanwhile, they raise our dues, gives themselves raises while we flounder in wage freezes. How can you honestly defend the NJEA leadership. Zero accomplishments and salaries approaching a million dollars. I should also note, it’s likely that they fix the elections as well.

  73. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Look at what colleges the kids go to when they graduate and they are pretty much all the same blue ribbony vs non blue ribbony smelly towns. But people continue to believe the b.s.

    This is generally true, however, I did see that West Windsor-Plainsboro has sent quite a few kids to MIT over the years. Last I saw, it was like 15. This is far beyond any other school I’ve seen. They are doing something different with respect to transcripts and applications. I’d like to know what it is.

  74. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    And FYI Pumpkin,

    my last union ripped off our teachers. The head negotiator had us agree to a wage freeze and he magically has a no show job in the district 2 months later.

  75. chicagofinance says:

    Here is the shameless garbage that these people (really PRIVELEGED people) see fit to toss in everyone’s lap….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX_Vzl-r8NY

  76. 3b says:

    Blue I don’t doubt that is the case for West Windsor but they are I would think the exception not the rule. As for your other posts on teachers unions etc be prepared to be corrected by you know who! I mean it’s obvious that he would no more than someone who is actually in the profession.

  77. Very Stable Genius says:

    you got into those schools and by all accounts you haven’t accomplished anything impressive in your life. so I don’t know what’s the big deal about them

    chicagofinance says:
    February 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm
    Your son will appreciate watching them completely coast through school and if they take standardized tests reasonably well…..not even great, then watch Columbia, Penn, Cornell, Brown & Dartmouth bend over backward to lavish the goodies are them at minimal cost……. then your son will have the pleasure of seeing these people on Facebook 30 years later post the most vitriolic, nauseating, partisan crap without remorse. Thick with how much they have been wronged and railing against white privilege, meanwhile completely blind to the red carpet that has been rolled out to them their entire lives……….

  78. Juice Box says:

    Pumps you worm – re: “They take the good kids that would have done just as well in the public school setting”

    You really are thick and full of it spewing garbage about some kind of segregation? The selection process is a random lottery you dolt. In fact Hoboken HOLA Charter now gives the underprivileged three tickets into the random lottery instead of one.

    It is written into the law and weighted towards underprivileged kids.

    Get back under your rock already….

  79. Ex-Jersey says:

    Ivy league to me is the rarified air of kids who have parents with lots of cash who value education. At State schools you’ll have parents with kid driving new Bimmers and insisting that their boyfriends only practice anal to avoid any form of birth control. Also the Vatican and the Illuminati are totally in cahoots on this higher education thing.

  80. D-FENS says:

    Trump just came out and proposed teachers who volunteer to pack heat in school be given bonus pay.

  81. leftwing says:

    Pumpkin

    It has been five months since I have addressed the content of any of your posts.

    Please refrain from addressing me directly on this blog or otherwise.

  82. JCer says:

    chi, that is some cr*p. I like to debate the white privilege people by asking where is the benefit, what good comes from this, what does teaching anyone this accomplish? No one should be ashamed of the color of their skin or what their ancestors did, it’s outside of their control. People can be taught tolerance without bringing the privilege cr*p into the conversation. I had this debate with my father in-law, my ancestors came here broke, were taken advantage of and were the target of persecution and we are talking only a hundred years ago and some of the racism still exists. How is it different, how do I know many black people who are successful? Does racism still exist, yes, but there certainly is opportunity and many of the problems in Black America are the result of what I would call cultural short comings(disdain for education, unwillingness to culturally conform, single parent households, etc). My ancestors told their children to act and dress american, speak English properly learn the customs of the people you work for, work hard, be educated. People of all backgrounds and cultures stand a better chance of succeeding by heading that kind of advice.

  83. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Yes, and they get rid of all the problem kids after oct 1st, and still get to keep the money. You are so lost! Keep believing that a for profit school funded by tax dollars is a better alternative to your non profit public school.

    Juice Box says:
    February 22, 2018 at 1:04 pm
    Pumps you worm – re: “They take the good kids that would have done just as well in the public school setting”

    You really are thick and full of it spewing garbage about some kind of segregation? The selection process is a random lottery you dolt. In fact Hoboken HOLA Charter now gives the underprivileged three tickets into the random lottery instead of one.

    It is written into the law and weighted towards underprivileged kids.

    Get back under your rock already….

  84. Russian Bot says:

    Trump should add that teachers who pack must also receive complete, advance, civil and criminal immunity for anything done during an active shooter situation, such as killing a child in crossfire. Any teacher who is willing to pack without blanket immunity is too stupid to carry a gun, or to be a teacher for that matter.

  85. The Great Pumpkin says:

    You really are naive. You are telling me that you would be better off without the Union? Are you insane? Be realistic, that union does a lot for you whether you realize it or not.

    “NJEA takes about 80% of the dues. The NJEA has nothing to do with negoatiations. What don’t you understand. Union compensation should be bashed. It’s obscene and they do nothing….NOTHING. Meanwhile, they raise our dues, gives themselves raises while we flounder in wage freezes. How can you honestly defend the NJEA leadership. Zero accomplishments and salaries approaching a million dollars. I should also note, it’s likely that they fix the elections as well.”

  86. JCer says:

    Security and access control is far too lax in schools. Given the response time from the authorities, a big strategy in limiting the casualties from these kinds of active shoot scenarios is being alerted to the situation before the shooting starts, before the shooter even gets into the building and then delaying them as much as possible while waiting for an armed response to the threat.

    My big issue with the push for gun control is even if we ban everything but bolt action rifles an active shooter would still be able to kill many people before he could be taken out by the authorities. Furthermore gun control is highly ineffective, determined people will still get weapons. The assault rifle thing is just stupid, any old semi-auto gun will do the same damage as an AR-15.

  87. joyce says:

    Libturd,
    Most handguns are semi-automatic.

  88. Fast Eddie says:

    joyce,

    I owe you an apology. Months ago I insisted we were a democracy; I’m wrong. We are a republic. I know, you’re probably saying wtf but knowing your penchant for recall, you probably remember. :)

  89. ex-Jersey says:

    Statewide walk-out in WV over teachers’ pay.
    Once a workforce organizes they are a force to be reckoned with. We might remember that you collection of corporate shills.

  90. leftwing says:

    “Security and access control is far too lax in schools”

    Had a meeting in my kid’s HS yesterday. Know the school, its layout, and personnel well. Went to the front door at 8:40a. Kid I knew with a hockey bag behind me. Both of us had to buzz to get in. No way the camera quality recognizes us, image to the office is some balding guy in a sweater and someone behind him in a baseball cap with a big, stuffed bag.

    The cafeteria (packed at 840a) is immediately to the right upon entering the single entry doors. It is before the guard stand, which is usually staffed by an affable retired cop, unarmed (who yesterday was not there). Classrooms begin about 25 feet down the hallway.

    We were buzzed right in.

    On a positive note, however, the District did send around on the day of the shooting an email requesting that parents remind their HSers to not prop open side and back doors in the HS for friends to enter……

    Before we start talking about any bans can we at a minimum respect our kids, ourselves, and basic common sense enough to make our high schools at least as secure as a suburban ATM?

  91. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Just get rid of guns. Make possession punishable by death. Problem solved. Guns serve no purpose in our society. They are only used to destroy and rob people. Protection? Who is really being protected by guns?

  92. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    Yeah…but how many rounds does a handgun hold? It’s these guns with the 30 round magazines that can be reloaded with ammo in seconds through a spare magazine that are unnecessary.

    These school shooters are nearly always white kids doing it with registered guns. You can’t make the argument that holds that most gun crimes are committed with unregistered guns. I’m only talking school shootings. And this certainly won’t end them, but it should help.

    Guns are fine for self defense, hunting, collecting, etc. So you can have have your megacapacity guns, but the magazines should be illegal. If you want to shoot a machine gun? Join the military and take out some towelheads.

  93. Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:

    I always said the teachers should walk out even though it was illegal. I always felt they never would strike because even they knew the going was too good. I never argued over pay either. My beef was the crazy pension and formerly insane health care coverage (plus partner) for life.

  94. D-FENS says:

    Glock 17….standard issue to many law enforcement…17 rounds.

    Most any full size 9mm handgun would hold 17 to 20 rounds.

    A standard size magazine for an AR-15 is 30 rounds. More than that affects the weight and balance of the firearm and is really more of a novelty prone to jamming.

    Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:
    February 22, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    Yeah…but how many rounds does a handgun hold? It’s these guns with the 30 round magazines that can be reloaded with ammo in seconds through a spare magazine that are unnecessary.

    These school shooters are nearly always white kids doing it with registered guns. You can’t make the argument that holds that most gun crimes are committed with unregistered guns. I’m only talking school shootings. And this certainly won’t end them, but it should help.

    Guns are fine for self defense, hunting, collecting, etc. So you can have have your megacapacity guns, but the magazines should be illegal. If you want to shoot a machine gun? Join the military and take out some towelheads.

  95. D-FENS says:

    “registered guns” … there is no registry.

  96. joyce says:

    Libturd,
    Sure, I’m just saying that semi-automatic encompasses more than the scary guns.

  97. D-FENS says:

    Oh I almost forgot…you can load one more round in the chamber

  98. leftwing says:

    “My big issue with the push for gun control is even if we ban everything but bolt action rifles an active shooter would still be able to kill many people”

    A long gun is one of the simplest machines in existence. Steel tube attached to a receiver with a firing mechanism.

    The average handy man could turn a musket into an automatic weapon with slightly more effort than the tools he has in his garage.

  99. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Hey idiot. I left and negotiated for myself and got a 22 k raise. If the union had their way, I would have waited 15 years for that.

  100. JCer says:

    lib, here is the issue. I’d argue two 9mm hand guns with spare clips would be a more effective weapon in a school shooting than an AR-15. There are no machine guns, the so-called assault rifles are nothing more than normal powerful rifles dressed up to look like military weapons. Restricting the magazines might reduce the number of casualties but I don’t really see it having a meaningful effect. I think the focus on the choice of weapon isn’t the most productive way to approach reducing the number of victims and incidents. Yes we should be talking about restricting mentally ill people’s access to fire arms, yes we should talk about the breakdowns by law enforcement who were give plenty of warnings, and yes we need to discuss the role psychiatric drugs play as most of these maniacs are medicated people.

  101. The Great Pumpkin says:

    You are lost. Still negotiating union based contracts you fool. Get rid of the Union and these conservatives will eat you alive.

    Blue Ribbon Teacher says:
    February 22, 2018 at 2:22 pm
    Hey idiot. I left and negotiated for myself and got a 22 k raise. If the union had their way, I would have waited 15 years for that.

  102. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Typical conservative excuse for everything. So sick of your type. Can’t make guns illegal because people will just make them says the conservative propaganda piece. Go talk to a wall with your excuse based bs. People lost their kids because of guns and you sit there and defend it with excuses like “it’s a mental health issue,” the gun didn’t kill anyone. Conservatives are beyond sick!

    leftwing says:
    February 22, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    “My big issue with the push for gun control is even if we ban everything but bolt action rifles an active shooter would still be able to kill many people”

    A long gun is one of the simplest machines in existence. Steel tube attached to a receiver with a firing mechanism.

    The average handy man could turn a musket into an automatic weapon with slightly more effort than the tools he has in his garage.

  103. joyce says:

    JCer,
    Agreed. But actually holding public officials accountable (i.e. removing their sovereign/qualified immunity and even criminally charging when applicable) is a pipe dream… we can’t even fire people most of the time.

  104. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Conservatives like blue think they can negotiate better on their own. Lmao

    ex-Jersey says:
    February 22, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    Statewide walk-out in WV over teachers’ pay.
    Once a workforce organizes they are a force to be reckoned with. We might remember that you collection of corporate shills.

  105. D-FENS says:

    Case in point

    http://militaryhumor.net/homemade-ak-47-made-from-shovel/#

    leftwing says:
    February 22, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    “My big issue with the push for gun control is even if we ban everything but bolt action rifles an active shooter would still be able to kill many people”

    A long gun is one of the simplest machines in existence. Steel tube attached to a receiver with a firing mechanism.

    The average handy man could turn a musket into an automatic weapon with slightly more effort than the tools he has in his garage.

  106. D-FENS says:

    Pakistani’s make all kinds of guns by hand in the Khyber pass.

  107. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Going was too good? Go be a teacher. What is stopping you? You are 48 and can get 20 years in and get that pension too. If it’s so lucrative, why aren’t you doing it? No one is stopping you, but yourself. So go do it.

    Libturd, AKA Dr. Howie Feltersnatch says:
    February 22, 2018 at 2:10 pm
    I always said the teachers should walk out even though it was illegal. I always felt they never would strike because even they knew the going was too good. I never argued over pay either. My beef was the crazy pension and formerly insane health care coverage (plus partner) for life.

  108. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Good job, lefty!

    Now you passed on your propaganda to d-fens. It’s just so easy to make a gun, so no point in making guns illegal. Hell, if it’s so easy to make your own gun, why buy them?

  109. D-FENS says:

    You’d be surprised. A lot of people don’t buy them. A lot of people build them. My co-workers in NJ included.

  110. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    You are lost. Still negotiating union based contracts you fool. Get rid of the Union and these conservatives will eat you alive.

    I love how you are telling the teacher how it actually is. Just shut up already. I know you were the type of kid who yearned for a participation grade.

  111. leftwing says:

    Pumpkin

    It has been five months since I have addressed the content of any of your posts. I have asked you repeatedly, at least a dozen times, to refrain from addressing me directly on this blog or otherwise.

    Is there any lack of clarity to these instructions?

  112. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Blue I don’t doubt that is the case for West Windsor but they are I would think the exception not the rule. As for your other posts on teachers unions etc be prepared to be corrected by you know who! I mean it’s obvious that he would no more than someone who is actually in the profession.

    lol, that didn’t take long

  113. JCer says:

    Pumpkin you are unhinged. If the lunatic down there bombed the school, stabbed people, hit them with a car, etc would gun control stop these things from happening? It’s a spurious argument and states with strong gun control laws seem no less likely to have a mass shooting(please see the attack in Norway 2011). Personally it sickens me that people are trying to capitalize on a tragedy to make political change.

  114. 3b says:

    Blue: I told ya!!

  115. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Basically, everyone in the classroom is on high alert right now. The power went out today. We all immediately locked our doors just in case. I don’t think many of these security things are going to matter. A locked door doesn’t mean much to someone armed with a semi-automatic weapon.

    They need to stop it before it gets to this point. They did in Bridgewater a few years back. But my big beef is, the patriot act and all of this NSA nonsense was supposed to protect us. If they have things scanning our emails and social media, how do they not spot this. I suspect, they don’t…but they just wanted the power to do so for when it’s convenient.

    Moreover, plenty of people alerted the authorities on this Cruz. The police and the FBI dropped the ball big time.

  116. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Blue,

    Go work a non-union teaching job if you think the union holds you back. Doubt that will happen, now why?

    You are a typical conservative.

  117. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    I don’t need a union. There will be 15 openings in my subject this year with 2 people to fill them. I can demand the max. I could demand even more I’d the union didn’t set a limit to pay.

  118. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    This clearly goes beyond your ability to understand. I would know…I do this for a living. I will no longer try with you.

  119. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Would have all the school ma$sacres had happened if we eliminated guns?

    Why are you bringing cars and knives into a debate about guns being used in school “shoot!ngs?” Talk about deflecting from the point of the debate. Typical conservative move, guns must be legal because these pu33y killers using guns might use a car instead.

    I would love to see someone take out a knife or sword on an entire school and try to kill one person? I’ll punch the loser in the face before he kills me with a knife. If he has a gun, I’m running for my life. As the saying goes, you don’t bring a knife to a gun f!ght. Now why is that?

  120. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Answer the question. Why aren’t you in some non-union teaching job? There are plenty of non-union teaching jobs, so why are you in a Union you claim is holding you back?

    Blue Ribbon Teacher says:
    February 22, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    I don’t need a union. There will be 15 openings in my subject this year with 2 people to fill them. I can demand the max. I could demand even more I’d the union didn’t set a limit to pay.

  121. JCer says:

    BRT, the big issue is that these schools were all designed before armed attacks on schools were a consideration. I’d argue that knowing you are under attack before the perpetrator even makes it to the building is the first goal, then slowing down their access to the grounds and building, locking doors is to slow down the attacker to minimize casualties. The problem is again the building designs were not intended to slow down an attacker, the doors are not strengthened to withstand gunfire, the best defense is to have it take more than 5 minutes to penetrate the building.

  122. The Great Pumpkin says:

    If we truly were an enlightened society, getting rid of guns would not even be a debate. Unfortunately, we have a bunch of conservatives that hate education and demand ownership to a tool that serves no other purpose but to kill.

    If only we all could appreciate education….

  123. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Silly liberals…. Guns don’t kill people, people do! 🤦‍♂️

  124. JCer says:

    Again Pumps a bomb is a far more effective weapon than a gun, eliminate the guns people will build bombs. Guns will still exist with a ban, just look how well making drugs illegal has worked. Guns will always remain legal(hunting, sport shooting, etc), the worst mass gun killing in recent history happened in Norway, a place with strict gun regulations and the weapons used were very pedestrian hunting rifles, handguns, and bombs. It’s simply not realistic to ban firearms and the magazine size restrictions et al will be avoided by tampering with DIY mods.

    Also in hand to hand combat with a wack job wielding a knife you’d be hacked to pieces, your throat would be slashed before you could punch him, these people prepare for these things hence why the authorities should have acted…..

  125. 3b says:

    Liberals hate education. But they love indoctrination!

  126. No One says:

    BRT,
    If it weren’t for the unions, schools might fire the overpaid old teachers who teach badly and are contemptuous of their students and their parents, and might replace them with younger, lower paid, more competent and customer-friendly teachers.

  127. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Jcer,

    You must make possession of guns a crime by death. I promise you, we won’t have any problems.

    Bombs? You are overthinking this. Do you understand these losers? Bomb? If they knew how to, they would use that in the first place.

    These are scared losers that would never attempt to go and kill people without a gun.

  128. Ex-Jersey says:

    3:47 or they might just make the job into a mindless customer service job like you are suggesting. Don’t like the D oh I am sorry, Here is a B.

  129. Ex-Jersey says:

    The kid bought the gun at a gun store in full view of everyone. Taking one look at the mouth breather and there you have NRA America. A bunch of dumb imbeciles (some on this board) that you wouldn’t trust with a power tool.

  130. No One says:

    Yes, why provide customer service when most of your customers have no alternative and you are able to extort your revenues from those same customers under threat of eviction for not paying their taxes, whether they like or use your service, or not? Fkuc em, right?

  131. Ex-Jersey says:

    3:44 bomb making takes work. Pulling a trigger not as much, Even this phlegmatic little cunt could manage it.

  132. The Great Pumpkin says:

    So now “old” teachers need to be replaced by let me guess… young “cheaper” teachers. How exactly is a rookie more competent than a vet who survived 20 years in the classroom? You are such an a-hole. Pushing your randian idicocracy on others.

    Btw, there is nothing stopping a school from getting rid of a bad teacher. Stop spreading propaganda.

    No One says:
    February 22, 2018 at 3:47 pm
    BRT,
    If it weren’t for the unions, schools might fire the overpaid old teachers who teach badly and are contemptuous of their students and their parents, and might replace them with younger, lower paid, more competent and customer-friendly teachers.

  133. The Great Pumpkin says:

    The guy who claims he is not some conservative…

    If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck..,

    3b says:
    February 22, 2018 at 3:46 pm
    Liberals hate education. But they love indoctrination

  134. Ex-Jersey says:

    No, not F’ em, but you aint always gonna like the outcome — other times yeah, it’s a mess. Anyone claiming to have a really smooth school experience is probably making it up. Or they are white girls of moderate means. This demographic thrives in said places. Boys? Not as much. Way too jumpy for the containment. Teachers are beleaguered and a just a few are charming. Those you’ll fall over yourself to align with.

  135. Ex-Jersey says:

    10 years is the ‘sweet spot’ for most teachers. Although I have watched a few that freakin’ rule at older years. But year 10 is kind of the one where the teacher arrives and barring any weird new rules/developments in the approach like with the newer B.S. they are shoving down everyone’s throats….most people hit their stride at the point. About the top of the scale. But yeah, angry, horrible people should be taken away and it does occur.

  136. Ex-Jersey says:

    People who just don’t like kids. Because kids are like f*cking radar. If you are in the least bit hostile they eat it up like kerosene. Finding people that can handle a classroom and possibly an active shooter and still be experts in their content area….?

  137. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Dude, you took randian ideology to a whole new level. She would be proud of you.

    Just look at your post. It doesn’t disgust you that you look at public education as a disservice? You really make me sick.

    No One says:
    February 22, 2018 at 4:04 pm
    Yes, why provide customer service when most of your customers have no alternative and you are able to extort your revenues from those same customers under threat of eviction for not paying their taxes, whether they like or use your service, or not? Fkuc em, right?

  138. 3b says:

    Pumps I gave up responding to you for Lent! But I will make just this one exception. Those who identify as so called Linerals and so called Conservatives are anything but. They are just labels to identify two equally moronic and ignorant groups of people. I do not identify with either set of morons. Back to my Lenten observance!

  139. Yo! says:

    Toys R Us firing hundreds in Wayne. They own the HQ real estate – are they still paying the property tax?

    Grim, would Wayne rezone the Toys HQ for residential. Could build hundred even thousands of homes on that 170 acre piece of lakefront property.

  140. grim says:

    It’s a beautiful campus, the buildings are a bit dated, but they’ve been kept up to date and modern. The terrace building side is awesome architecture. They’ve got bald eagles on that property too.

  141. Juice Box says:

    Assets get sold in bankruptcy, it will go…

  142. grim says:

    It is impossible to sell as a corporate campus, they would find no buyer.

  143. Juice Box says:

    Come on Grim it’s beautiful Wayne New Jersey they could put in big beautiful mcmansions and call it Pumpkin Grove home of the golden eagles and jackelopes.

  144. Juice Box says:

    There are a hundred and ten districts in Texas that allow teachers to pack heat, and they put up signs to warn any perps that the teachers are armed and will shoot to kill to protect students.

  145. Juice Box says:

    My favorite teacher was Mr Hughes he was our Calc teacher. He was a silly old man in his late 50s towards the end of his career. If you had him in the morning everything was fine but if you had him after he had his Liquid Lunch, you could barely read his writing on the board

  146. leftwing says:

    So, breaking news is that a sheriff’s deputy was at the FL school outside when shooting started. He stood outside for four minutes, contrary to protocol, while the carnage ensued.

    He was suspended today and then resigned. Two other deputies are suspended today for how they handled ‘information they had previously received’ about the shooter. No further details.

    So let me understand…

    Crazy person.
    School had specific knowledge of mental state.
    Sheriffs had specific knowledge of mental state and issues.
    Sheriffs called 39 TIMES to the boy’s residence by boy’s family.
    FBI warned numerous times with specificity.
    Said crazy person obtains entrance to school from which he is expelled.
    Starts shooting.
    Sheriff’s deputy stands down and allows it happen.

    So, of course, logic says….BAN GUNS!!!!

  147. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Just keep all firearms out of the hands of those who vote Democrat or who would vote Democrat if they weren’t illegal or lazy. That would reduce gun deaths by about 85-90% nationwide.

  148. ex-Jersey says:

    “God, family, the flag, capitalism….” repeat mantra 20 times

  149. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    2:08 PM These school shooters are nearly always (pumpkin-brained) white kids doing it with registered guns.

    Don’t forget VA Tech. Damn Asians are better at everything.

  150. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    The best response to ynk is fast scrolling.

  151. Juice Box says:

    How about anyone on brain meds no guns…

    Some examples over the last 50 + years.

    https://tinyurl.com/y6u48o9u

  152. ex-Jersey says:

    How about just NO GUNS –

  153. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Answer the question. Why aren’t you in some non-union teaching job? There are plenty of non-union teaching jobs, so why are you in a Union you claim is holding you back?

    Actually, there aren’t plenty of non-union teaching jobs idiot. In case you haven’t realized, public schools have a near monopoly on education. You can’t pull the union/non union comparison in a market that forces 95% of the people to go to one institution. I can’t believe I’m still talking to you.

  154. joyce says:

    Essex,
    How about no drugs … weed or pharmaceuticals?

  155. ex-Jersey says:

    Oh joyce…..u minx

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