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Category Archives: OpEd

Poem For Veterans Day

I stand here One leg on the bottom step On the stairs above me Thinking deliberately About just the right next moment To lift my other leg Just the right way So my next step Won’t trip me up And leave me in a wheelchair The rest of my life. Every time And I create […]

Asking Governor’s Promise He’ll Represent People Who Pay At The Pump

This afternoon I gave our governor some data and asked him to do a favor similar to what Sam Gejdenson pulled off back when I was about 17 years old. He had managed to catch lots of gas gouging that caused southeastern CT to be the lowest wages and highest gas prices. Prices went down […]

Of How A Teacher Intervened And Got Me Into College – True Story

I was getting straight A’s in Language Arts going into my Junior Year. Yet my verbal SAT score was 150 points lower than my math/science! I wasn’t getting into UConn or other good schools with such low scores. Crying, I asked my English teacher what could be wrong. He handed me a 1-page document similar […]

Arkansas Mother Obliterates Common Core in 4 Minutes

Pat Richardson Video: Transcribed by Marco Frucht Arkansas Mother Obliterates Common Core in 4 Minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZEGijN_8R0 I typed this in so that people can make direct quotes if they’d like. I sure would. 😉 I am here today not speaking just on behalf of myself; I’m here representing 1110 other parents, educators and taxpayers in […]

And now a note about John Boehner [Caveat: 1st I’ll say I don’t think much of Harry Reid either]

Boehner told Harry Reid to “Go F___ yourself” when Reid said he was behaving dictatorially. Somewhere back near 1998 Boehner walked right in and bumped me for a haircut and shave in the Rayburn building basement barber shop and I said to both him and the barber that I learned on grade school field trips […]

New London Board of Education meeting 28feb13 – rush transcript

Rush Transcript – by Marco Frucht. Original Notetaking by Tambria Moore New London Board of Education meeting at STMHS – Lecture Hall 7 p.m. Thursday Night, 28feb13. Each meeting airs live on Channel 22 Metrocast Marco Frucht http://www.newlondon.org/Default.asp?PN=MeetingSchedule Tambria Moore Board of education members include Ms. Margaret Mary (Peg) Curtin, Mrs. Delanna Muse, Mr. Jason […]

OPINION: Beyonce Knowles; Underachiever Of The Millenium

OK, Beyonce LipSync’d the National Anthem and she sang her medley of perishable non-memorable hits “LIVE.” Anyone hardly even know what LIVE means anymore??? Yes, she cranked up the mains and left her full-on backing track pumping loudly in her monitors so you mostly heard her, and faintly heard everything she prepared. She really could […]

FLIM-FLAMMYS: reviewing this year’s Grammy/Naras Ceremony

FLIM-FLAMMYS: A Marco-Style Review of the Grammys.   12feb12. Mystic, Konetiuk! And now I’ll attempt to make all my snarky remarks over at FB and Twitter into one large post so I can delete all the one liners for good. Most of the words are mine, unless the little iKons show you otherwise. J 😉 […]

Blogging a Poem I Wrote That’s Disappearing From The Net

Untitled by Marc Frucht What profits a man Who has almost everything Yet still he must Steal from the poorQué beneficia a un hombre Que pudo tenerlo todo Pero él guarda el robar El más pobres del pobre [ref]=[http://web.archive.org/web/20050122085604/http://www.sondra.net/al/vol6/62Frucht.htm] This was first published at Autumn Leaves which appears to be going away. Two more poems […]

Economic Analysis Of a MOST Macro Kind.

I saw the following astute and alert analysis on a friend’s Facebook page today and replied in kind. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with looking into the minimum wage in CT to see if it helps people get a job or somehow impairs them from getting a job in CT. It is worth […]