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McGill comments get national attention

Worker who asked question offended

Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012 5:18 pm

Comments made by an Alabama senator during a prayer breakfast in Fort Payne have garnered national attention.

Sen. Shadrack McGill, R-Woodville, told a packed DeKalb Theatre there was a Biblical principal that if teachers were paid more money it would attract people who weren't called to teach.

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  • truthandpeace posted at 9:17 pm on Sat, Feb 11, 2012.

    truthandpeace Posts: 573

    “No, thanks” "I'm not interested in helping you guys sell newspapers or in getting national attention." - State Senator Shadrack McGill”

    Senator McGill is too busy selling his “Snake Oil” and if it results “in helping you guys sell newspapers or in getting national attention," so be it.
    It also massages Senator McGill’s HUGE EGO, and helps keep his name before his Constituents, and after all is said and done, that’s the hope of EVERY Politician, so they can further their CORRUPT Political Agenda isn’t it, Senator McGill?

     
  • truthandpeace posted at 9:10 pm on Sat, Feb 11, 2012.

    truthandpeace Posts: 573

    • jim posted at 8:10 am on Fri, Feb 10, 2012.
    • “Maerzie posted at 12:02 pm on Fri, Feb 3, 2012.
    • “I've never met ANY Republican yet who ISN'T an idiot.
    “This post just goes to show how much of an "IDIOT" you are. Just because one has a different view of politics than you makes them an idiot.”

    From your post, you feel that way about Democrats, don’t you, jim?

    Aren’t you PROUD of those LIBERAL FOUNDING FATHERS for securing for them and their Posterity the FREEDOMS and RIGHTS for EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN, they wrote in the U. S. Constitution, that so many “Conservatives” Hate so much today, as too many of them think they are the only American Citizens that should be able to enjoy those FREEDOMS and RIGHTS, isn’t that the TRUTH jim?
    “You are sick, sick, sick. Just like your "OBAMA-NATION" who currently is ruining this counrty.”

    Hate CORRODES the Vessel that Carries IT!

     
  • jim posted at 8:10 am on Fri, Feb 10, 2012.

    jim Posts: 47

    Maerzie posted at 12:02 pm on Fri, Feb 3, 2012.
    • “I've never met ANY Republican yet who ISN'T an idiot.

    This post just goes to show how much of an "IDIOT" you are. Just because one has a different view of politics than you makes them an idiot.

    You are sick, sick, sick. Just like your "OBAMA-NATION" who currently is ruining this counrty.

     
  • truthandpeace posted at 8:38 pm on Mon, Feb 6, 2012.

    truthandpeace Posts: 573

    proudtoteach posted at 1:44 pm on Fri, Feb 3, 2012
    “One of the biggest problems we have in this state (besides having uneducated people like McGill in office) is that our lawmakers have taken God out of our schools.”

    If you would take the time, you find out Lawmakers (Legislatures) haven’t taken God out of Schools, it has been the Republican controlled U. S. Supreme Court that has interpreted the U. S. Constitution, in a manner that upholds the First Amendment statement, “Congress shall make no Law respecting an Establishment of Religion,” so if you have any problem with “God being taken out of our schools,” Republicans have controlled the U. S. Supreme Court since 1970, so they are the people responsible for making those Rulings so many people, “LOVE to HATE,” so much, aren’t they proudtoteach?

    While others may seek to exercise their First Amendment Right to petition the Government for a redress of their grievances, ultimately the U. S. Supreme Court, is the arbiter of such issues, and they actually render those Decisions, so many people “LOVE to HATE,” don’t they proudtoteach?

    THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U. S. CONSTITUTION

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


     
  • truthandpeace posted at 12:08 am on Sun, Feb 5, 2012.

    truthandpeace Posts: 573

    proudtoteach posted at 1:44 pm on Fri, Feb 3, 2012
    “One of the biggest problems we have in this state (besides having uneducated people like McGill in office) is that our lawmakers have taken God out of our schools.”

    The TRUTH is Politicians who claim they are called by God to run for any POLITICAL OFFICE, is blaspheming the teachings of Christ, as Christ remained out of Politics while he walked this earth, and his followers seek to emulate the teachings of Christ, or they aren’t following the teachings of Christ are they proudtoteach?
    The teachings of Christ can be found in Matthew, Chapters 5, 6 and 7.

     
  • truthandpeace posted at 12:03 am on Sun, Feb 5, 2012.

    truthandpeace Posts: 573

    Maerzie posted at 12:02 pm on Fri, Feb 3, 2012.
    • “I've never met ANY Republican yet who ISN'T an idiot. Anybody who makes less than the $250,000 EACH or $500,000 per couple per year and votes Republican, is voting AGAINST himself anyway, which means, MOST "republicans", the gullible ones! If their incomes are that low, they don't stand to benefit from ANY Republican legislation!”

    The FACT is those Republicans have learned, if they VALIDATE the PRJUDICES and HATES of their Constituents, those Constituents will allow those Politicians do their thinking for them, and that’s pathetic.
    Too many people think those who VALIDATE their Prejudices and HATES are their Friends, even as those politicians are STEALING their Birthright, the Birthrights of their Children and Future generations.
    Those KNAVES use their DECEPTION so they can prey upon the IGNORANCE of their NAÏVE Constituents, and that is how too many Politicians are able to retain their POWER for too long, isn’t it Maerzie?

     
  • proudtoteach posted at 1:44 pm on Fri, Feb 3, 2012.

    proudtoteach Posts: 1

    We have to do something about this man! I am only a few years from retiring and I am terrified that McGill and others like him in Montgomery are going to give my retirement away. The way we are treated in this state makes you want to move somewhere else and teach.
    I am also tired of politicians bringing up the Bible and using the words of God to trick people into believing that what they say is right. If I would have said what he did in my classroom, I could lose my job or face a lawsuit. One of the biggest problems we have in this state (besides having uneducated people like McGill in office) is that our lawmakers have taken God out of our schools. We need to pray for people like him since they are in control of our future. I will be praying that he sees the error of his ways and leaves office.

     
  • Maerzie posted at 12:02 pm on Fri, Feb 3, 2012.

    Maerzie Posts: 3

    I've never met ANY Republican yet who ISN'T an idiot. Anybody who makes less than the $250,000 EACH or $500,000 per couple per year and votes Republican, is voting AGAINST himself anyway, which means, MOST "republicans", the gullible ones! If their incomes are that low, they don't stand to benefit from ANY Republican legislation!

     
  • River_Rat posted at 11:54 am on Fri, Feb 3, 2012.

    River_Rat Posts: 216

    Well... Nobody has punched him in the face yet.....

     
  • ctop posted at 6:28 am on Fri, Feb 3, 2012.

    ctop Posts: 34

    How can you take out of context what has been recorded on tape. I do not have to see him to understand what he said, as if looking at him say it will change the meaning of his words. The more he says, the deeper he is digging his hole. I guess he was one of those who smoked but did not inhale when he was a teenager!

     
  • Ateacherwhoiscalledandhastopaybills posted at 11:17 pm on Thu, Feb 2, 2012.

    Ateacherwhoiscalledandhastopaybills Posts: 2

    People who choose to be stupid seldom like teachers and most of the time, they blame their teachers. How is a person like that a senator?! How can a person like Shadrack be in control of our livelihood and our future? That is terrifying. I am praying that his heart will soften and he will see the light.

     
  • RoseannJo posted at 8:28 pm on Thu, Feb 2, 2012.

    RoseannJo Posts: 3

    McGill is an IDIOT! THINK, people, before you vote next time. Don't just vote a straight Republican ticket. All of us pay the price when voters elect IDIOTS!

     

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