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2012-10-06 08:12:25 PM

FloydA: We have to try to teach these kids purely as a matter of self-defense!


The more you teach conservatives, the more entrenched and irrational their erroneous beliefs become.
 
2012-10-06 08:13:25 PM

Nobodyn0se: Silly Jesus: Exactly how much of my life are you (or children etc.) entitled to solely because you have graced the earth with your presence?

Oh crap. Just read your profile and saw you were a Randian.

Sorry to waste both of our time. I won't bother with you anymore :)


Yeah, someone else labeled me as such because I didn't feel the need to devote a portion of my life to them either.

If ad hominemesque nonsense is easier than engaging with me, then it would have probably been a waste of time anyway. Cheers.
 
2012-10-06 08:38:09 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist:  

I have a thing for Polish movie posters.


Ditto.

Have a Polish poster on my wall. From a festival not a movie but still kickass.
 
2012-10-06 08:43:17 PM

RevRaven: You and your kids are not my problem.


Yeah, because fark society, right?

/idiot
 
2012-10-06 08:48:02 PM

James F. Campbell: FloydA: We have to try to teach these kids purely as a matter of self-defense!

The more you teach conservatives, the more entrenched and irrational their erroneous beliefs become.


Too true. The difference between "education" and "intelligence" is quite apparent. Sad, but you're right.

I get students like that, sometimes. They will agree that variation exists in all populations, that some variation is heritable, that some variations have an effect on reproductive fecundity, and that the variations in relative fertility result in changing the average phenotype of populations, and then still claim that Darwin was wrong. Right-wing-ism is a form of mental illness that requires an individual to believe things that s/he knows are not true. Even when they have degrees, they continue to embrace claims that they must know are false.

It's weird. No wonder studies have shown that Republicans understand normal people better than we understand them- our ideas make sense, and theirs don't.
 
2012-10-06 08:49:03 PM

AlanSmithee: Amazing.
The posters here have been either dishing out great movie posters, or are coming from absolute disagreement with the Texas Board.
And parts of that degenerated into a family squabble typical of a Thanksgiving meal.
As it happens, it's Thanksgiving here in Canada.

So, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone!


What the hell? Already??

*checks Wiki* Wow. That is farking early.
 
2012-10-06 08:49:21 PM

whistleridge: AlanSmithee: It must be draining for sensible Americans to be continuously fighting the creatards.

Very.

Especially when it's someone you knew your whole life - you grew up beside this person, you shared their meals, you slept over at their house, you played endless rounds of Goldeneye on their N64 - but you went away to college for 4 short years and when you came back, they seem to have been swapped out by someone who has no concept of logic or rationality. You try to keep being friends, but they're suddenly sending you nonstop crap about 0bummer, UN plots to destroy Israel, and whatever other insanities of the day are being cooked up over at Breitbart.

These aren't crazy morons met on Fark - these are people you know. And yet. And yet...


What you just described is almost exactly my situation. Now, I did go to a christian school growing up, but damn if none of those people ever figured anything out. I see all their facebook posts about communism, socialism, etc. So many things that are easily debunked by simple google searches. They are incredibly anti-science and think that "expert" opinions carry no more weight than any other random crazy person. And these are adults. ADULTS believing in fairy tales, it's incredibly odd to watch from the outside.

But indoctrination absolutely works. Absolutely. It's a weird process to see once you're on the outside. I remember being on the inside, you're so insulated from the real world and are surrounded at all times by people who think exactly the same. You never question the ridiculousness of the ideas, because you can't even tell that they are ridiculous. They discourage any and all interaction with non-believers. It's a sad thing really.

I feel lucky to have gotten out, and it was education that saved me. I went to a great college with excellent professors, they taught me how to discriminate between bullshiat and fact. They taught me critical thinking. They didn't tell me what to think, they gave me the tools to decide. It's made all the difference.
 
2012-10-06 09:22:11 PM

Aidan: AlanSmithee: Amazing.
The posters here have been either dishing out great movie posters, or are coming from absolute disagreement with the Texas Board.
And parts of that degenerated into a family squabble typical of a Thanksgiving meal.
As it happens, it's Thanksgiving here in Canada.

So, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone!

What the hell? Already??

*checks Wiki* Wow. That is farking early.


Makes sense when you think about it. Shorter growing seasons.
 
2012-10-06 09:37:27 PM

Silly Jesus: AlanSmithee: Amazing.
The posters here have been either dishing out great movie posters, or are coming from absolute disagreement with the Texas Board.
And parts of that degenerated into a family squabble typical of a Thanksgiving meal.
As it happens, it's Thanksgiving here in Canada.

So, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone!

Canadian holidays aren't real.


Neither are you.
 
2012-10-06 10:14:53 PM
As we move away from print textbooks over the next generation, I wonder if these publishing companies will find it more cost-effective to create more specialized versions for Derpistan and for the rest of the country. It's not fair to the kids that will be "Left Behind," but at least that should isolate the problem.
 
2012-10-06 10:16:51 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Would have been better without the Michael Moore quote. Might have even suckered in a few people who thought "Finally, a movie that shows how creation is stronger than science and politics."

Instead, Creationists will see Moore's name and know to stay away.


Yup. Already got a post on FB about it:

"Moore's name on it? I won't see it."

DERP
 
2012-10-06 10:48:26 PM
An urgent expose of the

Nosir.

This is not the sort of thing we need to deal with urgently. This is the sort of thing we need to deal with persistently.

We need to keep on it, because if we just hit this once and leave, it not only will come back, history shows that it won't go away in the first place.

As for movie posters...

i188.photobucket.com


Has to be up there.
 
2012-10-06 11:21:23 PM

AlanSmithee: Amazing.
The posters here have been either dishing out great movie posters, or are coming from absolute disagreement with the Texas Board.
And parts of that degenerated into a family squabble typical of a Thanksgiving meal.
As it happens, it's Thanksgiving here in Canada.

So, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone!


i1162.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-06 11:53:26 PM

James F. Campbell: The more you teach conservatives, the more entrenched and irrational their erroneous beliefs become.


An "educated conservative?" Oh hell no, I can't read that. I have to keep dreaming that if you educate someone, they won't be like that anymore.

AlanSmithee: So, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone!


"It's a glorious day for Canada, and by extension--the world!"

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

/sorry. I got that stuck in my head, and now have to post it at every mention of Canada.
 
2012-10-06 11:58:12 PM

lennavan: Do tell me, what exactly do you want me to do about his kids? Should I dictate to his school what his kids should be taught? Should I tell his teachers what the appropriate class material is? What would you have me do to help him raise his kids that he needs my help for?


What to do?
Support your local school district.
Send your kids to the public schools and insist that the schools do their jobs.
By making the school good enough for YOUR kids, you help them all.
Also, support the Department of Education. And those politicians that support it.

As you pointed out, you are helping to pay for these schools.

The way to make a great America is by making great Americans.
 
2012-10-07 12:43:18 AM
xtupload.com
 
2012-10-07 12:51:21 AM

Without Fail: lennavan: Do tell me, what exactly do you want me to do about his kids? Should I dictate to his school what his kids should be taught? Should I tell his teachers what the appropriate class material is? What would you have me do to help him raise his kids that he needs my help for?

What to do?
Support your local school district.
Send your kids to the public schools and insist that the schools do their jobs.
By making the school good enough for YOUR kids, you help them all.
Also, support the Department of Education. And those politicians that support it.

As you pointed out, you are helping to pay for these schools.

The way to make a great America is by making great Americans.


Yea, well no. We gave up last week. Two schools and a year of epic bullying that has left my son a psychologically scarred wreck. Last week my son went through the usual death threats from 2 boys and another who promised to come to his house and kill his two dogs. His food was taken for the third time on wednesday and a teachers solution to another student taking his art supplies was to have him sit on the floor and move his equipment out of their reach. We surrendered. We are now homeschooling.

I am sure that schools are only full of success stories and angelic youths who treat each other with respect and strive hard to get the best education society can offer. Unfortunately our son was not one of them. So now he will homeschool and possibly suffer a substandard education and very little socializing as a result. The alternative to this was watching my son be destroyed piece by piece in AISD. Save your criticism, you were not there. After dealing with what we have had to in the school system for the last year, it can honestly crumble and die without a tear shed from us.
 
2012-10-07 12:53:45 AM

orclover: Yea, well no. We gave up last week. Two schools and a year of epic bullying that has left my son a psychologically scarred wreck. Last week my son went through the usual death threats from 2 boys and another who promised to come to his house and kill his two dogs. His food was taken for the third time on wednesday and a teachers solution to another student taking his art supplies was to have him sit on the floor and move his equipment out of their reach. We surrendered. We are now homeschooling.


I had a similar experience in RRISD.

Tell your son I said "it gets better."

If you ever want someone to guest lecture, let me know. I'll be there any time.
 
2012-10-07 12:55:22 AM
www.theshiznit.co.uk
 
2012-10-07 01:02:37 AM

Goodfella: xtupload.com


I really need to watch that again. Haven't seen it since it was on cable in the early '80s.
 
2012-10-07 02:05:34 AM
I'll take 'There Visionaires" for $200, Alex.

/seriously, I thought that was the name of the movie
//and say that in Connery's voice
 
2012-10-07 02:22:46 AM

Nobodyn0se: nmemkha: Its demonstrates your example is cherry picked. Humans do terrible things for a variety of irrational reasons with one reason being religious faith. So statement boils down to "religious people do terrible things, just like everyone else". Not a very compelling argument.

That's a very nice strawman you've built there. Good job knocking it down. If you'd like to argue against what I'm actually arguing for, let me know. Otherwise, I'll just sit back and watch, k?


Just want to let you know you got favorited today. Well done in this thread, I didn't even have to come back.
 
2012-10-07 02:25:58 AM

justtray: Just want to let you know you got favorited today. Well done in this thread, I didn't even have to come back.


Brofist!
 
2012-10-07 02:32:12 AM

Nobodyn0se: orclover: Yea, well no. We gave up last week. Two schools and a year of epic bullying that has left my son a psychologically scarred wreck. Last week my son went through the usual death threats from 2 boys and another who promised to come to his house and kill his two dogs. His food was taken for the third time on wednesday and a teachers solution to another student taking his art supplies was to have him sit on the floor and move his equipment out of their reach. We surrendered. We are now homeschooling.

I had a similar experience in RRISD.

Tell your son I said "it gets better."

If you ever want someone to guest lecture, let me know. I'll be there any time.


I also agree with this. As someone who was always in advanced math classes in public school, and during middle school took a bus to high school for class for nearly the sole purpose of getting bullied and picked on, my advice would be to tell your child, "The reason they treat you like that is because they're threatened by you, by your intelligence and natural ability. They don't have the same loving support structure you do and you should pity them for that. In the cosmic scheme of your life, school is but one small, nearly irrelevant component. Adversity builds character, and when you get older, you will be successul at anything you do while they will be practicing the line, "would you like fries with that?""

I know it's just words, and at the time life can really be difficult, but as Nobodynose said, it does get better.
 
2012-10-07 02:33:44 AM

justtray: school is but one small, nearly irrelevant component.


As someone in the 20th grade, this gives me a sad :(
 
2012-10-07 07:41:00 AM

Nobodyn0se: CSB:

My mother was so disgusted she ran for Texas State Board of Education in 2010. She got a lot of support from Fark, but unfortunately she got her butt kicked, thanks to the TEA party surge in 2010. She's technically running again, but her time and money are caught up in the lawsuit that David Barton (the Wallbuilders douche who just had his book pulled from shelves for being too derpy) brought against her for telling the truth about him in a campaign commercial.

More info here, if you're interested: Link

/CSB


I'd say, take a page from Drew's handbook on lawsuits, let it go to discovery and plumb his finances, see what other speeches he made, turn it around on him. If you can find two to start with, there's bound to more...
 
2012-10-07 08:37:59 AM

whistleridge: AlanSmithee: It must be draining for sensible Americans to be continuously fighting the creatards.

Very.

Especially when it's someone you knew your whole life - you grew up beside this person, you shared their meals, you slept over at their house, you played endless rounds of Goldeneye on their N64 - but you went away to college for 4 short years and when you came back, they seem to have been swapped out by someone who has no concept of logic or rationality. You try to keep being friends, but they're suddenly sending you nonstop crap about 0bummer, UN plots to destroy Israel, and whatever other insanities of the day are being cooked up over at Breitbart.

These aren't crazy morons met on Fark - these are people you know. And yet. And yet...


After having lived most of my adult life a long way from the city where I graduated from high school (Class of 1962), after I retired, I made the effort to travel to my 40th class reunion. It was -- and is -- a highly-rated school, 99% of whose graduates went to college. Lots of professional people with master's degrees and doctorates, etc.

And yet: Everyone in my class apparently had been replaced by fundamentalist Christians who were convinced that anyone who supported any Democratic political candidate was Satan's spawn and that there's a global liberal-atheist-Muslim conspiracy taking over America.

Even though that was only a few months after the WTC attacks, still. What in the hell happened to all the bright kids I went to school with? And I was careful to skip my 50th reunion last year.
 
2012-10-07 09:35:37 AM
The modern state of American politics is defined by one side that has two basic points of dogma:

1) Fark you, I got mine (in the case of those in the 47%, this is delusion)
and
2) I hate teh ghey and the brown, I want to push those vermin back under the rug where they belong.

I doubt that many of the "Earth is 9000 years old" types really and truly believe that junk. (There are True Believers but they're pretty few and far between.) But they've convinced themselves that "their" America has been hijacked by teh ghey and the brown, so they cast around for some kind of moral basis on which to base their hate and fear. T-Rex carrying arks, combined with derisive scoffing at the "junk science" of evolution and climate change, is apparently the best they can come up with.

The result is grocery clerks making $12 an hour convincing themselves that they are part of the Moral Job Creatin' Majority instead of the 47%. They believe that the GOP will stop giving the income tax they don't pay to teh ghey and the brown. They are like the old "better dead than red" crowd; they will pursue any course that prevents The Enemy from winning, even if it means mutual destruction.

There is no educating these people. The best we can hope for is that their kids will do better. Which is a pretty dismal hope.
 
2012-10-07 10:11:27 AM

Nobodyn0se: lennavan: I posted I send my kid to private school, you replied with I'm for abusing kids and I'm the troll?


0/10

Seriously man, NOBODY is going to believe the above after reading our conversation,


Back the truck up.....I for one think lenavan's points and opinion are rational and logical. The pouting that has been hurled at him is ridiculous.

There are benefits to having a world view that allows for and critically weighs different viewpoints.
 
2012-10-07 10:38:41 AM

vrax: Kurmudgeon: AlanSmithee: It must be draining for sensible Americans to be continuously fighting the creatards.

Fundie atheists are every bit as big a pain in the ass as any other fundie.

WTF is a fundie atheist?!


Fundamentalism of any stripe can be summarized as "My specific way of life is good and correct, and anything that deviates from that is stupid and wrong."

I agree that there are atheists who take this approach, and those people are dicks, but there's no possible to way to argue that they're as influential or damaging as the Christian Right.
 
2012-10-07 12:26:07 PM

lennavan: King Something: lennavan: sno man: Yes, that poster made me smile.

As far as the topic, this is not new news for anyone that has been paying attention. That no one is doing anything about it is shocking. Anyone with kids getting educated in America should be all over this, how can you do this to your kids?

I send my kids to private school. Problem solved for me.

So, you got yours and f*ck other people, huh.

I pay taxes, so I'm paying entirely for my kids to go to school and a portion of your kids to go to school. You're welcome. What do you want, me to raise your kids for you? You don't like it, go biatch at your school principal or something. My kid doesn't go there, so I don't really get a say other than when it comes time to vote.

Your kids are not my problem.


Not now.

I don't have kids, but I sure as hell want ALL of them to be educated, not indoctrinated. The future will be full of them, and I rather they weren't all mouth breathers.
 
2012-10-07 01:42:47 PM

Nobodyn0se: lennavan: I said all I owe to society is my taxes and my vote.

Liar: lennavan: I said after paying my taxes to support the programs that help the kids in society, your kids are not my problem.


Those sentences are the same thing.

alcoda: Not now.

I don't have kids


Then why are you posting? You have no idea what it's like to be able to afford and parent a kid let alone multiple. I'm sure you've got a story about how great and involved your parents were or how shiatty and uninvolved they were. I pay my taxes, I support social programs and after that, I'm gonna spend time with my kid. Either I'm totally like your dad who was involved and spent time with you, or I'm the complete opposite of your dad because I want to spend my limited time and money on my own kids.
 
2012-10-07 01:47:40 PM

Without Fail: Send your kids to the public schools and insist that the schools do their jobs.


You clearly have no kids and have no farking clue what you're talking about. Yes, I'll just storm in as a parent of one of the hundreds of kids and they'll totally listen to me, that's reasonable to suggest to me.

Without Fail: Also, support the Department of Education. And those politicians that support it.


You clearly havent read any of my farking posts and yet felt the desire to imagine what I was saying and attack anyway. Wouldn't it be really awkward if I had said I support all of these things you listed multiple times in this very thread? Dipshiat.
 
2012-10-07 01:50:49 PM

Nobodyn0se: Silly Jesus: You make fun of people who don't think that your children are their responsibility?

I don't have children.


That has been amazingly clear all along. You also don't volunteer, nor do you donate money or time anywhere. What's more, you're advocating I spend my limited time and money, beyond my vote and my tax dollars on other kids. I won't, presumably you will making you a great person and a really shiatty parent. I imagine you must have really good parents to be able to take time spent with your own kids for granted to easily.

When you graduate from college and have a family of your own and join the rest of us in the real world, I guarantee you will change your perspective.
 
2012-10-07 01:52:54 PM

lennavan: Then why are you posting? You have no idea what it's like to be able to afford and parent a kid let alone multiple.


I haven't read enough of your posts today (I've been bouncing around Fark) to agree or disagree with anything else you've said, but this sentiment is something I've always been against:

"You haven't experienced it, so you don't know. Therefore, you can't talk about it." It's always bothered me. To me, it means that you believe the only way to learn something is to experience it, and there's no other way; if you haven't experienced it, then you just don't know, so shut up. It's odd. It's like the opposite of a decent education. Don't teach politics; the only way to learn it is to get involved. Don't teach science; the only way to learn is to do experiments. Don't teach about sex; the only way to learn is to do it (I guess that goes for gay sex, too). Don't teach about what it is like to have kids; the only way to know is to have them - and only then can you comment on it. Only then will you know.
 
2012-10-07 01:57:08 PM

orclover: Yea, well no. We gave up last week. Two schools and a year of epic bullying that has left my son a psychologically scarred wreck. Last week my son went through the usual death threats from 2 boys and another who promised to come to his house and kill his two dogs. His food was taken for the third time on wednesday and a teachers solution to another student taking his art supplies was to have him sit on the floor and move his equipment out of their reach. We surrendered. We are now homeschooling.

I am sure that schools are only full of success stories and angelic youths who treat each other with respect and strive hard to get the best education society can offer. Unfortunately our son was not one of them. So now he will homeschool and possibly suffer a substandard education and very little socializing as a result. The alternative to this was watching my son be destroyed piece by piece in AISD. Save your criticism, you were not there. After dealing with what we have had to in the school system for the last year, it can honestly crumble and die without a tear shed from us.


You might look into private schools. I can't afford to send my kid to one without help but they offer assistance, I get 50% off the top to start. Of course, homeschooling wasn't really an option for us since we both work.

I can at least sympathize with the sentiment, my son wasn't bullied but the response I got was essentially the same "sorry, your kid is just one of many I have so if he's collateral damage, whatevs." I certainly hope the public school system is dramatically changed but I don't see
 
2012-10-07 01:58:15 PM

lennavan: ...

You might look into private schools. I can't afford to send my kid to one without help but they offer assistance, I get 50% off the top to start. Of course, homeschooling wasn't really an option for us since we both work.

I can at least sympathize with the sentiment, my son wasn't bullied but the response I got was essentially the same "sorry, your kid is just one of many I have so if he's collateral damage, whatevs." I certainly hope the public school system is dramatically changed but I don't see widespread problems, more like specific schools that are failing that need changing. So rather than fark all public schools, sitck with "fark this public school and those like it." =]


Whoops... FTFM
 
2012-10-07 02:06:05 PM

mgshamster: To me, it means that you believe the only way to learn something is to experience it, and there's no other way; if you haven't experienced it, then you just don't know, so shut up.


I agree with you. He clearly demonstrated he did not utilize one of the other ways, also he did not experience it so he has no idea.

mgshamster: I haven't read enough of your posts today


The context you are missing is I was saying I'm a parent, I work full time, I barely get by because I have to send my kid to private school because the public ones suck balls around here and I pay my taxes and support social programs and vote accordingly. But beyond that, I want to spend my free time with my own kids, helping them because it's not my job to worry about other peoples kids. That's what my taxes and vote are for.

Because of that stance I was called everything from pro child abuse to wanting brown people in the middle east to be killed.

That is the context you were missing that this guy replied to. He didn't say it himself but I fully expect if he's replying to a conversation he is aware of the context. So yes, because he has not been there himself he clearly has no farking clue what he's talking about and has no business replying.
 
2012-10-07 03:04:45 PM
Fair and balanced should not mean giving those without knowledge the same level of attention that those with knowledge receive. Sadly, this is the result when we give idiots airtime, their mental illness spreads like a plague. I think the executives and hosts of fox news should be jailed for conducting psychological warfare on the U.S. public.
 
2012-10-07 03:06:47 PM

lennavan: Nobodyn0se: Silly Jesus: You make fun of people who don't think that your children are their responsibility?

I don't have children.

That has been amazingly clear all along. You also don't volunteer, nor do you donate money or time anywhere. What's more, you're advocating I spend my limited time and money, beyond my vote and my tax dollars on other kids. I won't, presumably you will making you a great person and a really shiatty parent. I imagine you must have really good parents to be able to take time spent with your own kids for granted to easily.

When you graduate from college and have a family of your own and join the rest of us in the real world, I guarantee you will change your perspective.


I have been reasonably sympathetic to your points up until now (although you could have expressed yourself more eloquently), but this post shows me that you're just being a dick. You don't know what you are talking about and are just here to piss people off. Nobody needs that s**t. Cut it out.
 
2012-10-07 03:10:09 PM

lennavan: Because of that stance I was called everything from pro child abuse to wanting brown people in the middle east to be killed.

lennavan: I said after paying my taxes to support the programs that help the kids in society, your kids are not my problem.

 
2012-10-07 03:44:04 PM

lennavan: lennavan: ...

You might look into private schools. I can't afford to send my kid to one without help but they offer assistance, I get 50% off the top to start. Of course, homeschooling wasn't really an option for us since we both work.

I can at least sympathize with the sentiment, my son wasn't bullied but the response I got was essentially the same "sorry, your kid is just one of many I have so if he's collateral damage, whatevs." I certainly hope the public school system is dramatically changed but I don't see widespread problems, more like specific schools that are failing that need changing. So rather than fark all public schools, sitck with "fark this public school and those like it." =]

Whoops... FTFM


If we were middle class then this would be a non issue and he would be in a private school already. We are already on the waiting list for a few charter schools but its a big waiting list. But at least they offer decent financial assistance.

My mother who is retired has the time to home school him. It's probably not the best solution for his future, but its what we have. We hope to keep him caught up for the next two years and then possibly get him into Lamar Jr. High, somehow.
 
2012-10-07 04:30:34 PM
 
2012-10-07 05:40:37 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: lennavan: In Texas, the elected school board is full of idiots who basically choose the textbooks for the rest of the nation and they get to rewrite history. What am I going to do? I don't live in Texas, I don't get to vote in Texas. As it turns out, a majority of people in Texas want their kids to learn derp. We live in a Democracy, the derpers outvoted us in Texas, that's that. Best you can do is vote differently next time. You gotta let it go man.

In Texas ... idiots ... choose the textbooks for the rest of the nation and they get to rewrite history

I don't live in Texas, I don't get to vote in Texas

We live in a Democracy, the derpers outvoted us in Texas

It seems to me something is very wrong with these statements.

The way I'm reading this is: you're saying we live in a democracy (a democratic republic, whatever), yet that democracy never decided that two states (Texass and California) would control the majority of the content of all the states' textbooks.


I really don't get the Texas and California control the textbook market situation. Textbooks can easily be adapted and printed with little cost these days. I teach in Alberta where we have textbooks custom written/adapted for the Alberta social studies curriculum. I suspect Oxford and McGraw-Hill take the same content and repackage it in different ways for other books.

Alberta has a population of about 3.5 million people. 60% Of U.S. states are about the same size or bigger. How is it that they get stuck with what Texas wants?
 
2012-10-07 07:42:44 PM
These aren't fresh articles, but they pretty much cement the idea (to me at least) that Texas is farked up when it comes to education and shouldn't be controlling what is written in textbooks anywhere.

National Education Association article

NYBooks article
 
2012-10-07 07:53:22 PM

lennavan: Nobodyn0se: lennavan: I said all I owe to society is my taxes and my vote.

Liar: lennavan: I said after paying my taxes to support the programs that help the kids in society, your kids are not my problem.

Those sentences are the same thing.

alcoda: Not now.

I don't have kids

Then why are you posting? You have no idea what it's like to be able to afford and parent a kid let alone multiple. I'm sure you've got a story about how great and involved your parents were or how shiatty and uninvolved they were. I pay my taxes, I support social programs and after that, I'm gonna spend time with my kid. Either I'm totally like your dad who was involved and spent time with you, or I'm the complete opposite of your dad because I want to spend my limited time and money on my own kids.


I'm posting because I can have an opinion regardless of the fact that I don't have kids. Do as you please. I'm glad that you are able to send your kids where you choose. That doesn't change the fact that those who cannot shouldn't be subjected to this bullshiat.
 
2012-10-07 08:22:37 PM

Jixa: These aren't fresh articles, but they pretty much cement the idea (to me at least) that Texas is farked up when it comes to education and shouldn't be controlling what is written in textbooks anywhere.

National Education Association article

NYBooks article


That second link almost make you want to pack up the kids and run from the state screaming and not stop till you reach Canada. Scary shiat.
 
2012-10-07 09:39:51 PM

Confabulat: [i2.listal.com image 503x768] 

I like this one better.


I'll take the '93 version. If only for the line 'What do you expect me to do - buy a wetsuit and flashlight?'
(Uttered after 50' woman comes onto her ex-husband/boyfriend).
 
2012-10-07 10:10:41 PM

Kurmudgeon: AlanSmithee: It must be draining for sensible Americans to be continuously fighting the creatards.

Fundie atheists are every bit as big a pain in the ass as any other fundie.


i1159.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-07 10:27:16 PM
www.wired.com

/Hot like fine Corinthian leather
 
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