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When is his next scheduled appearance with Jay? I mean it's all about priorities. Right?

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I hate to be the one to break it to you, but there are lots around the world making jokes about America - special or not...

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Since the NeoCons in the group are smelling blood with this OUTRAGE over this gaffe, please, focus the same outrage with another elected official who, just recently ripped into a special needs student for his email style.

Give her Hell, guys. She is easy to find. Make sure you focus on the fact that she made it personal, not an off the cuff remark. I await your results.

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State Sen. Linda Gray got taken to school about etiquette when she chastised a high-school freshman for her poor writing skills, suggesting the student would have trouble passing the AIMS language test and is a poor learner.

Gray, R-Phoenix, bristled when she got an e-mail last week from a ninth-grader at Sunnyslope High School.

The student wanted to know why lawmakers cut the education budget, and questioned why "you don't cut any money from your budget?"

The e-mail was an unbroken string of sentences with no punctuation.

Gray noted this in her pointed response: "I have grave concerns on your ability to pass the AIMS language test," she wrote.

"Why didn't you take to (sic) time to write an e-mail with the proper punctuation? By your poorly written e-mail, your example tells me that all the money we have spent on your education shows a lack of learning on your part."

The e-mail ended up circulating among the student's friends and teachers at Sunnyslope, a local TV station and on the liberal Daily Kos blog.

Gray was even more mortified when she heard the student has special needs, something she learned when the girl's physical-education teacher sent the senator an e-mail.

Gray said she apologized via e-mail and invited the student to shadow her at the state Legislature. In reply, the student asked Gray to accompany her during a day at Sunnyslope High, which the senator agreed to do.

"I spoke harsh words to her," she said, attributing it to her frustration with how the recent state cuts to education are being portrayed as draconian reductions.

"I don't know what got into me that day."

The student did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

State senator mends fences with e-mailer in 9th grade
Thanks for making a good point!
It's news when a State Sen [R] does it, so it surely must be news when the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES does it![uses them for a joke] You know SO people are bad.

Don't you think so?

Lump it in to the highly educated elitists camp, looking down on common folk
see it all the time here,[highlight spelling errors] by some.

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I hate to be the one to break it to you, but there are lots around the world making jokes about America - special or not...
Do you think it just started in the last 8 yrs?
You don't think there are people out in the World who hated America before Bush 43?

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Do you think it just started in the last 8 yrs?
You don't think there are people out in the World who hated America before Bush 43?
Yes it started in the last 8 years, before there was a lot of respect, some dissent, but nowhere near as much as now...

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Yes it started in the last 8 years, before there was a lot of respect, some dissent, but nowhere near as much as now...
Well, good for them. We'll see who has the last laugh.
Cause we're still the most gracious and giving country in the World when comes
right down too it!

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