WHAS Channel 11 wrote:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Jefferson County School Board is moving forward with its search for a new superintendent. At Monday's meeting, the school board approved a contract for a search firm that will help find Sheldon Berman's replacement.
The board voted last month not to renew Berman's contract, which is set to expire at the end of June. The board says it wants to find a leader who can show immediate progress in dealing with low test scores and the district's controversial student assignment plan.
In multiple news stories on the air, WHAS repeatedly quoted the board as not renewing Berman's contract because of his lack of urgency in dealing with low test scores combined with the debacle of the student assignment plan.
One could easily assume that the two were connected. In other words... waste precious resources (millions) doing something stupid in a time of scarce resources and guess what? The important things don't get taken care of. Go figure!
This is why voters such as yours truly vote people out of office who don't put first things first.
Oh and while were at it... Here's someone I voted into office, and someone who successfully responded to my wishes. This news is hot off the press.
Wall Street Journal wrote:
RICHMOND, Va.—A federal court ruled Monday that a key part of the health-care overhaul violates the Constitution, dealing the first legal setback to the Obama administration's signature legislative accomplishment.
A federal judge ruled that a central plank of the health law-the requirement that most Americans carry insurance-violates the Constitution, dealing the biggest setback yet to the Obama administration's signature legislative accomplishment. Ashby Jones discusses.
U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said the law's requirement that most Americans carry insurance or pay a penalty "exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power."
The 42-page ruling doesn't mean states or the federal government must stop implementing the law. But it is expected to give ammunition to a broad Republican assault against the overhaul, which includes efforts in Congress to chip away at it.
Requiring Americans to buy insurance "would invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers," wrote Judge Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee in the Eastern District of Virginia. "At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insurance—or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverage—it's about an individual's right to choose to participate."
The Obama administration said it was confident higher courts would rule the law constitutional, and said it was weighing an appeal. "Challenges like this are nothing new," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Monday. "I don't think the decision today and how he decided it was a surprise to anybody here."
Guide to Health-Care Rulings
The lawsuit, brought by Virginia Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, is the first court ruling against the law since President Barack Obama signed it in March.
This in my opinion has to be the dumbest time ever to be wasting our resources on social engineering. You cannot vote in and/or maintain big and costly social engineering programs when your economy is faltering, unless you happen to hate your kids and want to saddle them with an impossible economic burden.
Never mind it isn't the business of government to be doing these sorts of things.