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The daughter asked yesterday about the crop of candidates currently spending their way through the primaries. She, like us, will not be voting for the fraud. Nobama in 08, nobama ever. That said, we got into a discussion of how the far fringe elements have taken over both parties. And what it comes down to, imo, is lack of participation in the primaries. 2008 was different in that we of the D persuasion had a qualified, experienced candidate- AND a Chicago con man backed by the powers that be- iow- the money men.The Chicago Way brought us rampant caucus and voter fraud and the outright theft of delegates to push the inexperienced, unqualified, but money men backed fraud over the line.

In most primaries, turn out is dismal. Here is an old 2010 article with some good graphs. I would dare to say that not much has changed. Regular run…

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My Inner Hill-Hippie-Billy

Ok, I know this Who song is not from the 60’s, but it is bad arse!
Here are some 60’s tunes.

Rush To Judgement Is A Trait Of The Ignorant

I am posting this article because this man is now my district’s interm-superintendant. I have met him, and spoken with him, and even worked some with him. I am already hearing fellow employees making claims about his past work history that are not yet supported by facts, and have yet to be asked to Dr. Camp himself.
It really bothers the crap out of me when people, who don’t have the spine to address their questions directly to the person they are making claims against. Until I hear differently, Dr. Camp is a great addition to our district!

By Keith Reid
Record Staff Writer
February 15, 2011 12:00 AMSTOCKTON – Bear Creek High School Principal Daryl Camp has resigned as of the end of this school year, he confirmed Monday.

Camp has been Bear Creek’s principal for six years and has received some credit for helping the once-troubled school improve standardized test scores and bridge an achievement gap between white and minority students.

“Bear Creek High and Daryl Camp doesn’t appear to be a good fit anymore,” Camp said.

Rumors have swirled the past week that Camp would be forced out of his job by a newly elected group of Lodi Unified School District trustees who seek change at the north Stockton high school.

Camp denied those rumors and said he has had no direct contact with trustees regarding his employment status.

Trustee Michael Abdallah, a retired Bear Creek teacher, said he learned of Camp’s resignation Monday.

“I had a good working relationship with him. He was my supervisor. We didn’t always agree, but that’s like any business or job,” Abdallah said.

Camp said he will leave Bear Creek on a positive note, and he is proud of the strides the school has taken to surpass 700 on the state’s Academic Performance Index, which is widely used to assess a school’s student achievement.

Bear Creek was once the lowest-scoring comprehensive high school in the district. With a score of 736 this year, it has improved to second best among the district’s four comprehensive high schools. Lodi High is first.

“When I was hired, … I made a three- to five-year commitment to the job. I fulfilled that, and so did the district,” Camp said. “I was told the status quo was not good enough, and I worked hard to change the status quo.”

In addition to state testing gains, Camp said he has worked to expand the school’s Achievement Via Individual Determination program. He also created a successful partnership with the community to mentor minority students.

Critics have not always agreed with Camp’s philosophies. A group of teachers at the school once distributed a petition seeking his removal from his job. That petition failed.

One program that drew the staff’s anger was a pilot algebra class composed only of minority boys. Behavioral issues and complaints stemming from the class ultimately prompted Camp to end the program.

“The algebra class was a response to data and the (minority) success rate in math,” Camp said. “We still have a ways to go, and I was looking at the students, staff and community to increase our success.”

Camp said he is not sure where he will end up working next year. He said he is committed to working in education.

Contact reporter Keith Reid at (209) 546-8257 or Visit his blog at

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