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Fri Jan 24, 2014, 10:35 AM

 

WI teacher refused to accept award from Paul Ryan

This is apparently not NEW (must be a slow news day). My bad

During a ceremony last week in Wisconsin, a teacher outright refused to accept a reward from Rep. Paul Ryan, saying he couldn’t do so “in good conscience” because of the GOP congressman’s politics.

Al Levie, a high school social studies teacher, was one of three recipients of a Martin Luther King Jr. humanitarian award during a celebration honoring the late civil rights leader. Ryan, who represents the district, attended the ceremony and presented congressional recognitions to each award winner.

According to a report from the Kenosha News:

After Ryan spoke, Levie criticized the congressman’s policies before being walked off the stage. Levie had earlier stated that he would like to see collective bargaining restored in Wisconsin, fair immigration reform and a fair tax system among other suggestions.

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His words aren’t audible, but according to the video’s captions he said, “I can’t in good conscience accept this award, as a humanitarian, Paul Ryan stands for everything I don’t believe in.”

“I would not accept the award from Paul Ryan because Paul Ryan is a lackey for the 1 percent,” Levie later says in the video.

“Paul Ryan had no business at a Martin Luther King event, it’s totally hypocritical. On the one hand he votes to slash health care, while on the other hand, King dedicated his life and he died for it — for people to have adequate healthcare, to have adequate jobs.”

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Good for him, more people need to start calling these asses out, make them go back under the rocks they came out from under.

Video at link

http://deadstate.org/watch-this-teacher-refuse-to-accept-an-award-from-paul-ryan-in-the-middle-of-a-ceremony/

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Reply WI teacher refused to accept award from Paul Ryan (Original post)
giftedgirl77 Jan 2014 OP
Scuba Jan 2014 #1
PeaceNikki Jan 2014 #3
Scuba Jan 2014 #4
PeaceNikki Jan 2014 #6
Scuba Jan 2014 #7
Viking12 Jan 2014 #17
giftedgirl77 Jan 2014 #10
Scuba Jan 2014 #11
carla Jan 2014 #13
giftedgirl77 Jan 2014 #16
PeaceNikki Jan 2014 #2
giftedgirl77 Jan 2014 #5
jwirr Jan 2014 #8
giftedgirl77 Jan 2014 #9
cinnabonbon Jan 2014 #12
joanbarnes Jan 2014 #14
giftedgirl77 Jan 2014 #15

Response to giftedgirl77 (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 10:44 AM

1. This is a couple years old, but still warms the cockles of my heart.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 10:45 AM

3. gwmta

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 10:47 AM

4. OK, I give up. What's gwmta?

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 10:58 AM

6. great WISCONSIN minds think alike.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 11:29 AM

7. Of course. I was gonna go with "wasted" but yours is good too.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 01:31 PM

17. wasted minds/Wisconsin minds =

te-ma-to/tom-ah-to

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 12:16 PM

10. Thanks for the heads up, I put a note in the post.

 

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 12:26 PM

11. No problem giftedgirl77. I appreciate you posting it.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 01:08 PM

13. Article timestamp

says it happened one week ago. Read the whole thing.

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Response to carla (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 01:26 PM

16. Scuba is right. I went back & checked a few different

 

sources, that's why I added the disclaimer at the top of the article. Apparently it happened originally in 2012 but for whatever reason more than one site is reporting it as if it happened this year.

Thanks for reading, I wish more people would stand up to them.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 10:45 AM

2. Despite what the link says, this is a couple years old.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 10:50 AM

5. Thank you, apparently it's coming back around.

 

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 11:44 AM

8. That is one teacher I would want teaching my children.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 12:14 PM

9. Me too. I wish more people would stand up to these

 

phony tools when they attend things like this.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 12:32 PM

12. ...

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 01:14 PM

14. King rolls over in his grave every time these creeps latch onto his reputation

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 01:20 PM

15. More people need to start calling them out on it.

 

Real everyday people, not the talking heads on tv.

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