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2013-02-26 11:23:13 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Farce-Side: I always thought history and social studies classes were biased anyway.  They have for the longest time had a pro-white people of European decent slant to them.  Columbus discovered America, manifest destiny in a positive light, indigineous cultures portrayed as savages on every inhabited continent, and on and on and on.  Maybe it's about time the curriculum makers switched it up.

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You've got to wait until college before teachers go for that kind of stuff.  Once your nationalism is well entrenched we can talk about the exploitation, fark ups, and misrepresentations that have already sunk in.
 
2013-02-26 11:23:38 AM  

Worldwalker: clane, I'm kind of unclear on what you're trying to say there.


Reading comprehension fail coupled with weak troll attempt.


cameroncrazy1984: Civil_War2_Time: Most Texans blame Californians for ruining the "silicon hills" label we had back in the early 2000s, with their uppity attitudes and lackluster work ethic. Much of the .com bust we had in Austin during that time-frame was due to Californians.

That's some fine stereotypin' there, Lou.

/seriously, replace Californians with "blacks" or "indians" and then read that


I wish we could replace all the Californians with blacks or indians.
 
2013-02-26 11:26:18 AM  

Happy Hours: I don't hate all Muslims, but the burqa wearing kind? Fark them.

I hate the Pope too, so fark off. I'm an equal opportunity hater.


Agreed.

The lunatics strapping explosives to themselves and blowing up civilians are terrorists.

The ordinary people who are horrified by what the fringe idiots are doing in the name of their religion are just, well, ordinary people.
 
2013-02-26 11:35:35 AM  

Civil_War2_Time: cameroncrazy1984: Civil_War2_Time: Most Texans blame Californians for ruining the "silicon hills" label we had back in the early 2000s, with their uppity attitudes and lackluster work ethic. Much of the .com bust we had in Austin during that time-frame was due to Californians.

That's some fine stereotypin' there, Lou.

/seriously, replace Californians with "blacks" or "indians" and then read that

I lived in SoCal for two years right out of college, and hated every minute of it. The first question a Californian typically asks is "What do you do for a living?" Here, it's "Where are you from?"

Nice try, millennial.


Speaking as a native-born Texan currently living in SoCal (and has lived here for almost 6 years) the first question I hear is "Where's the weed?"
 
2013-02-26 11:41:58 AM  

khyberkitsune: Civil_War2_Time: cameroncrazy1984: Civil_War2_Time: Most Texans blame Californians for ruining the "silicon hills" label we had back in the early 2000s, with their uppity attitudes and lackluster work ethic. Much of the .com bust we had in Austin during that time-frame was due to Californians.

That's some fine stereotypin' there, Lou.

/seriously, replace Californians with "blacks" or "indians" and then read that

I lived in SoCal for two years right out of college, and hated every minute of it. The first question a Californian typically asks is "What do you do for a living?" Here, it's "Where are you from?"

Nice try, millennial.

Speaking as a native-born Texan currently living in SoCal (and has lived here for almost 6 years) the first question I hear is "Where's the weed?"


Go to San Diego, play some disc golf at Morley Field, and just look around on the ground in the tee box areas. You'll find 5-10 kind bud roaches every single day. Smoking bud was the only thing that got me through living in that shiathole, and I lived in PB...which is suppused to be a great place to live. It wasn't.
 
2013-02-26 11:43:52 AM  

poot_rootbeer: I alone am best: Your "Freedom fighters": Killing innocent woman and children by indiscriminately detonating explosives in high populated areas.

What's that you're saying about unmanned drone strikes now?


I was unaware that the people present at the Boston tea party were using drones.
 
2013-02-26 11:44:06 AM  

Civil_War2_Time: khyberkitsune: Civil_War2_Time: cameroncrazy1984: Civil_War2_Time: Most Texans blame Californians for ruining the "silicon hills" label we had back in the early 2000s, with their uppity attitudes and lackluster work ethic. Much of the .com bust we had in Austin during that time-frame was due to Californians.

That's some fine stereotypin' there, Lou.

/seriously, replace Californians with "blacks" or "indians" and then read that

I lived in SoCal for two years right out of college, and hated every minute of it. The first question a Californian typically asks is "What do you do for a living?" Here, it's "Where are you from?"

Nice try, millennial.

Speaking as a native-born Texan currently living in SoCal (and has lived here for almost 6 years) the first question I hear is "Where's the weed?"

Go to San Diego, play some disc golf at Morley Field, and just look around on the ground in the tee box areas. You'll find 5-10 kind bud roaches every single day. Smoking bud was the only thing that got me through living in that shiathole, and I lived in PB...which is suppused to be a great place to live. It wasn't.


Try living in the IE instead of the coastal areas. You think you had a crap time at PB.......
 
2013-02-26 11:51:11 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Civil_War2_Time: Most Texans blame Californians for ruining the "silicon hills" label we had back in the early 2000s, with their uppity attitudes and lackluster work ethic. Much of the .com bust we had in Austin during that time-frame was due to Californians.

That's some fine stereotypin' there, Lou.

/seriously, replace Californians with "blacks" or "indians" and then read that


It's commonly known as "the people I don't like are the ones who do/did that thing I don't like".  Also known as using confirmation bias in a post-hoc analysis.
 
2013-02-26 11:55:41 AM  

khyberkitsune: Civil_War2_Time: khyberkitsune: Civil_War2_Time: cameroncrazy1984: Civil_War2_Time: Most Texans blame Californians for ruining the "silicon hills" label we had back in the early 2000s, with their uppity attitudes and lackluster work ethic. Much of the .com bust we had in Austin during that time-frame was due to Californians.

That's some fine stereotypin' there, Lou.

/seriously, replace Californians with "blacks" or "indians" and then read that

I lived in SoCal for two years right out of college, and hated every minute of it. The first question a Californian typically asks is "What do you do for a living?" Here, it's "Where are you from?"

Nice try, millennial.

Speaking as a native-born Texan currently living in SoCal (and has lived here for almost 6 years) the first question I hear is "Where's the weed?"

Go to San Diego, play some disc golf at Morley Field, and just look around on the ground in the tee box areas. You'll find 5-10 kind bud roaches every single day. Smoking bud was the only thing that got me through living in that shiathole, and I lived in PB...which is suppused to be a great place to live. It wasn't.

Try living in the IE instead of the coastal areas. You think you had a crap time at PB.......


I had to travel all around Cali in my time there, and the IE was one of the worst places I ever had to visit. Not as bad as Compton, Bakersfield, Fremont, Fresno, Sacramento or Oakland, but not too far behind.
 
2013-02-26 11:59:28 AM  
i179.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-26 12:04:48 PM  
CSCOPE labels fascism and Nazism as "conservative," despite the fact that both ideologies prescribe that the state should control everything and own all resources.

Yes, and?  I don't see the problem with this statement.
 
2013-02-26 12:06:57 PM  

Rapmaster2000: cameroncrazy1984: Civil_War2_Time: Most Texans blame Californians for ruining the "silicon hills" label we had back in the early 2000s, with their uppity attitudes and lackluster work ethic. Much of the .com bust we had in Austin during that time-frame was due to Californians.

That's some fine stereotypin' there, Lou.

/seriously, replace Californians with "blacks" or "indians" and then read that

It's commonly known as "the people I don't like are the ones who do/did that thing I don't like".  Also known as using confirmation bias in a post-hoc analysis.



Nah. Ask most Austinites (who are native Texans) who's to blame for the .com bust and subsequent downfall of traditional Austin, and you'll hear the same sentiment that I've stated.
 
2013-02-26 12:14:38 PM  

NameDot: StreetlightInTheGhetto: vpb: An unnamed student informed  WND

At first I thought this was a real story.

Ha, yeah.  I liked this:

A student in the class told WND that the burqa-related lesson focused mainly on the lives of women in Muslim countries. The enveloping outer face and body covering was treated more or less as a fashion accessory.
Apparently, no mention was made of the fact that women in Saudi Arabia and Iran must wear the garment under threat of arrest and criminal punishment.

Let's Google "Women In Iran"\

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 Looks like a burqa to me.


/they have to wear the headscarf and loose fitting tops, yeah
//yes, *this* is what I'm gonna nitpick about the stupid link I actually clicked on

The average Iranian has a dog too, that's nice.  I'm moving there.


Hmm... Maybe there's some truth to the idea that not all Muslims think the same way. Note that not ALL Muslims think dogs are unclean. There was ONE ancient Muslim leader, (who owned and doted on numerous cats) who pushed the idea, and it took hold to some extent. There's also instances of Mohammed doing things to protect dogs and even blessing some of them. Now, the Iranian government is starting to discourage pet dog ownership, but not directly because of religion. They're doing it because they believe it to be an example of "westernization" in the culture.

Other things many people seem to think are universal about Islam, but actually aren't:
1. All muslim women have to wear some sort of head or hair covering. Not true- the Quran simply instructs that both sexes should dress modestly. Now, in many middle eastern cultures, women customarily wore headscarves and the like, even before Mohammed's time (ever see a depiction of the Virgin Mary where she had her hair uncovered?), so many groups in that area consider that to be "modest dress" for women, but it's not universal throughout the entire religion. Some women don't wear head coverings at all, some only wear them when going to the Mosque, others wear them all the time. What ISN'T right, though, is where governments, such as those in Saudi Arabia and Iran, have required women to wear them, under the guise of religion. But that's how authoritarian governments work- they find something to control the people with, in this case, religion, and then run with it.

2. Women in Muslim countries aren't allowed to drive. Not true. Saudi Arabia doesn't allow women to drive. As far as I know, though, that's it. (and googling it gave me the same conclusion) But the others don't ban women drivers. And note that Saudi Arabia also has a very high highway death rate, too!

3.Muslim countries don't permit the practice of Christianity or other religions. Not true. Different countries have different restrictions on religion, ranging from total freedom of religion, to almost total restriction. In fact, contrary to popular belief, you can build churches and synagogues in Muslim countries, with Saudi Arabia being the exception once again.

Note that I am not a muslim. I just like to research things that matter, and try to correct misconceptions.
 
2013-02-26 12:26:19 PM  

Greek: Note that I am not a muslim. I just like to research things that matter, and try to correct misconceptions.


How DARE you!
 
2013-02-26 12:29:15 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: Rapmaster2000: cameroncrazy1984: Civil_War2_Time: Most Texans blame Californians for ruining the "silicon hills" label we had back in the early 2000s, with their uppity attitudes and lackluster work ethic. Much of the .com bust we had in Austin during that time-frame was due to Californians.

That's some fine stereotypin' there, Lou.

/seriously, replace Californians with "blacks" or "indians" and then read that

It's commonly known as "the people I don't like are the ones who do/did that thing I don't like".  Also known as using confirmation bias in a post-hoc analysis.


Nah. Ask most Austinites (who are native Texans) who's to blame for the .com bust and subsequent downfall of traditional Austin, and you'll hear the same sentiment that I've stated.


That doesn't surprise me.  It's a common sentiment that the newcomers ruin everything good.  America has been ruined by newcomers since the Germans arrived in Pennsylvania.  The Irish ruined Chicago and then the Poles ruined Chicago and then the blacks ruined Chicago and now it's the Mexicans.  Someone is always ruining someplace.

You've ruined every place you've moved to.  You can count on it.
 
2013-02-26 12:38:28 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Civil_War2_Time: Rapmaster2000: cameroncrazy1984: Civil_War2_Time: Most Texans blame Californians for ruining the "silicon hills" label we had back in the early 2000s, with their uppity attitudes and lackluster work ethic. Much of the .com bust we had in Austin during that time-frame was due to Californians.

That's some fine stereotypin' there, Lou.

/seriously, replace Californians with "blacks" or "indians" and then read that

It's commonly known as "the people I don't like are the ones who do/did that thing I don't like".  Also known as using confirmation bias in a post-hoc analysis.


Nah. Ask most Austinites (who are native Texans) who's to blame for the .com bust and subsequent downfall of traditional Austin, and you'll hear the same sentiment that I've stated.

That doesn't surprise me.  It's a common sentiment that the newcomers ruin everything good.  America has been ruined by newcomers since the Germans arrived in Pennsylvania.  The Irish ruined Chicago and then the Poles ruined Chicago and then the blacks ruined Chicago and now it's the Mexicans.  Someone is always ruining someplace.

You've ruined every place you've moved to.  You can count on it.



Hahaha. Spot-on accurate. I'm sure when I lived in SoCal there were similar conversations about me behind the scenes (pre .com bust in 2001 Austin).

Turnabout is fair play, though. They started it ;)
 
2013-02-26 12:45:39 PM  

sethen320: I've noticed it happening a lot. Whenever someone doesn't like/understand an ideology it's automatically considered equivalent to communism. It seems like an opinion based on fear and it makes me wonder if we ever really grew out of the cold war.


We lack a really good "Other" to position ourselves against.

Yes, we have "terrorism" but that just doesn't have the same threat as an organized conglomeration of states with the ability to wipe out most life on the planet in the blink of an eye as your opposition.

Give it another 40 years for the bulk of the Cold War era raised people to die off, then perhaps we'll see the default "equivalent" shift from communism to terrorism.
 
2013-02-26 12:48:07 PM  
Oooohh, how cunning, subby and tardmins.

Hiding a Daily Caller link behind a Yahoo repost.

Your blog sucks more and more every day.
 
2013-02-26 12:49:13 PM  
From the Article: As WND notes, CSCOPE also defines Republicans as lovers of "big business over labor unions."

Well, at least World Net Daily found one factual statement inside CSCOPE!
 
2013-02-26 12:52:43 PM  

Digitalstrange: SomeoneDumb: You don't have to like or approve of it, but it never hurts to learn things.

Sure, but if the article is to be believed the lesson was rather slanted and agenda driven. The example given is that they were teaching that the burqa was a fashion choice and omitting that women in many of the countries they are discussing are required to wear them by law under threat of a stoning death.

Its the modern equivalent of when whitewashed history lessons used to teach that Chris Columbus landed on Plymouth Rock and offered turkey and all the fixings to make peace with the savages and called it Thanksgiving.


True, and that's a good point, but I'd much rather (me and the kids, both) be taught something "different" that's incomplete or wrong and fill in the gaps/get corrections later than to never hear anything different or outside any party line.
 
2013-02-26 01:00:10 PM  

Worldwalker: clane, I'm kind of unclear on what you're trying to say there.


LIBS EVIL.  No matter what he says, it all boils down to LIBS EVIL.
 
2013-02-26 01:01:35 PM  
I think it would be pretty cool to wear a burqa for a day in school as a social studies assignment, just to see what it is like.  I'm sure that one can do some things while wearing a burqa that one would be surprised at (I've seen a woman wearing one running on a treadmill.) but that there are other things that it would prove restrictive for. (How close do you want to move your robed arm to that bunsen burner?)  People could have the experience of looking at other people while never being seen -- being invisible has its powers as well as significant disadvantages.  And what if you were beautiful but no one could tell and all of a sudden people were focused on what you said, not how you looked?  Some kids could have a lot to learn on that score.

I think there are a lot of people who talk about how horrible burqas are who haven't worn one and don't really know.  I personally don't think they can be good, but I've got to admit I've never had the opportunity to try it.
 
2013-02-26 01:24:29 PM  

dywed88: Digitalstrange: SomeoneDumb: You don't have to like or approve of it, but it never hurts to learn things.

Sure, but if the article is to be believed the lesson was rather slanted and agenda driven. The example given is that they were teaching that the burqa was a fashion choice and omitting that women in many of the countries they are discussing are required to wear them by law under threat of a stoning death.

Its the modern equivalent of when whitewashed history lessons used to teach that Chris Columbus landed on Plymouth Rock and offered turkey and all the fixings to make peace with the savages and called it Thanksgiving.

There is nowhere in the world women are legally required to wear a burqa or an equivalent item. In only one country was that the case (at least in modern times) and that was in Afghanistan under the Taliban.

Saudi Arabia and Iran require women to wear the headscarves only.


Giggity!
 
2013-02-26 01:30:20 PM  

vpb: An unnamed student informed  WND

At first I thought this was a real story.


Yep.  And in Texas, seriously?  Would be more believable if if they claimed it was in California.

So any bets on what really happened?  Maybe the class watched Lawrence of Arabia and this is how WND is reporting it.
 
2013-02-26 01:39:35 PM  

vpb: An unnamed student informed  WND

At first I thought this was a real story.


Same here.

I don't know that I can bear to read the head-assploding thread as those that HATE Islam try to reconcile this with their HATRED of WND.


/Divide by zero
 
2013-02-26 01:43:25 PM  

office_despot: And what if you were beautiful but no one could tell and all of a sudden people were focused on what you said, not how you looked?


Oddly enough, some people can focus on what you say rather than how you look no matter if you're ugly or good looking.

It's just that it tends to get couched into terms like. "She's really ugly, but she's very smart" or "She's really pretty and she's smart".

Wow, that sounds sexist for some reason, but I don't see anything wrong with being sexy and I think intelligent women are sexy.

But with a burqa, I just think it would be, wow, "She's really smart but she wears a farking burqa"

office_despot: I think there are a lot of people who talk about how horrible burqas are who haven't worn one and don't really know.  I personally don't think they can be good, but I've got to admit I've never had the opportunity to try it.


I'm not a transvestite, so I won't wear a burqa.


Cultural sensitivity can only go so far. I stopped short of saying something to an Indian dude who had a swastika on his lunch bag at work. I know a swastika is some sort of ancient Indian symbol which has nothing to do with Nazis, but come on dude - you're here on an H1-B visa. Can't YOU be culturally sensitive to Americans? There are Jews who work here too you know.

And even if most Americans aren't Jews, we fought a lot of Nazis during WWII. Keep your swastikas at home.

I kid, but seriously that could have potentially led to a lawsuit if it created a "hostile work environment". I wouldn't agree with such a lawsuit, but in our litigious society that was a real possibility.
 
2013-02-26 01:46:29 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: CSCOPE labels fascism and Nazism as "conservative," despite the fact that both ideologies prescribe that the state should control everything and own all resources.

Yes, and?  I don't see the problem with this statement.


If you're referring to the original statement, it's arguably correct (depending on one's definition of "conservative") though, in our current political climate, potentially misleading. But if you're referring to the statement in TFA, that is factually incorrect. Fascism does not prescribe that the state should own all resources. It derives much of its support from the people who do. It's a capitalist tyranny, as opposed to communism which is a socialist tyranny. (in either case the supreme leadership wants to control everything, of course; tyrannies are like that)
 
2013-02-26 01:48:49 PM  

vpb: An unnamed student informed  WND

At first I thought this was a real story.


The real story is a "nothing controversial unless you think kids learning about other cultures is controversial" kind of thing.  Link
 
2013-02-26 01:58:10 PM  
 
2013-02-26 02:00:03 PM  

Mrbogey: Glockenspiel Hero: Hmm- the Reagan Doctrine revolved around supporting the Mujuhideen freedom fighters in Afganistan.

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How dare they dispute the great Reagan!

Those men in that pic went on to fight the Taliban. At least you had the common sense to not call them Taliban like 4 out of 5 times that pic gets posted.

What's wrong with supporting moderate elements that want freedom? Would you rather we support extremist elements like we did in Egypt and Libya?


That is a simplification.  Many did go on to fight the Taliban.  Some others became it.  Osama Bin Laden got his start by funding the Mujahideen.

As far as being moderate, that's a rather bizarre statement.  They were indeed freedom fighters (against the Russian invasion) but to call them moderate or freedom loving by Western standards is a huge stretch.  At best they were warlords- after the Russian withdrawl they didn't form any kind of coherent government but went back to fighting with each other.  The Taliban took over simply because they could unite.

The main guy we supported after withdrawl took the weapons we gave him and shelled Kabul, killing thousands- not exactly the activity you want in a "moderate element"
 
2013-02-26 02:12:15 PM  

Happy Hours: Oddly enough, some people can focus on what you say rather than how you look no matter if you're ugly or good looking.

It's just that it tends to get couched into terms like. "She's really ugly, but she's very smart" or "She's really pretty and she's smart".

Wow, that sounds sexist for some reason, but I don't see anything wrong with being sexy and I think intelligent women are sexy.

But with a burqa, I just think it would be, wow, "She's really smart but she wears a farking burqa"


Oh, ye of little cynicism.
Mostly in school it's, "She's so beautiful, so she's cool."  The moment you covered those girls' faces would be the first moment most people at school realized what shallow, vapid, and sometimes outright biatchy they were when they opened their mouths.
Just as true of the cute guys as it is of the cute girls, too.
 
2013-02-26 02:28:45 PM  

office_despot: I think it would be pretty cool to wear a burqa for a day in school as a social studies assignment, just to see what it is like.  I'm sure that one can do some things while wearing a burqa that one would be surprised at (I've seen a woman wearing one running on a treadmill.) but that there are other things that it would prove restrictive for. (How close do you want to move your robed arm to that bunsen burner?)  People could have the experience of looking at other people while never being seen -- being invisible has its powers as well as significant disadvantages.  And what if you were beautiful but no one could tell and all of a sudden people were focused on what you said, not how you looked?  Some kids could have a lot to learn on that score.

I think there are a lot of people who talk about how horrible burqas are who haven't worn one and don't really know.  I personally don't think they can be good, but I've got to admit I've never had the opportunity to try it.


There is further a massive difference between wearing a burqa here versus somewhere where it is required attire. Also, not only would you not be seen but you would also not be heard. If they really want to teach kids about other cultures, you need to teach the context and the good and the bad. We water everything down and the message is to teach acceptance. Acceptance is cool except when you are accepting of something that is oppressive, violent, and totally backwards. Why should we teach our children to be accepting of a culture that forces women to be treated as cattle and cover themselves up head to toe? A culture that stones rape victims to death.
 
2013-02-26 02:33:43 PM  
Meanwhile, in Ronald Reagan's America...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-26 02:49:53 PM  
i121.photobucket.com

Seems legit.
 
2013-02-26 03:01:34 PM  

DerAppie: Just to pour some fuel on the flame war that is probably not too far away: just look at what democracy has done for women. Just about all countries where people have been "liberated" from their local dictator in the past decade have seen a huge decrease in women's rights. Democracy, sometimes it really is the problem.


Actually, based on your example, religion is the problem. It's the religious zealots that enforce sharia law and other nonsense - not democracy. Democracy just legitimizes their power when a majority of the country agrees with them.

Religion is almost always the problem anyway, that much should be evident to you...
 
2013-02-26 03:08:04 PM  
Cool - a thread where guilty whites can excercise moral equivalence with a 1500 year old political-religious system.  Good luck getting that middle class political vagina of yours moistened.
 
2013-02-26 03:12:29 PM  

weltallica: Meanwhile, in Ronald Reagan's America...


i.imgur.com

WTF? Here's a link to it.
 
2013-02-26 03:13:33 PM  

The Only Sane Man In Florida: DerAppie: Just to pour some fuel on the flame war that is probably not too far away: just look at what democracy has done for women. Just about all countries where people have been "liberated" from their local dictator in the past decade have seen a huge decrease in women's rights. Democracy, sometimes it really is the problem.

Actually, based on your example, religion is the problem. It's the religious zealots that enforce sharia law and other nonsense - not democracy. Democracy just legitimizes their power when a majority of the country agrees with them.

Religion is almost always the problem anyway, that much should be evident to you...


But religion wasn't a problem in Iraq until Saddam was dethroned. Women held positions in the government and went to school without fear of being killed. Considering the fact that the "majority" wasn't a serious threat until after Saddam means that the new style of government is the cause for the problems. No democracy -> no problems. Same holds for Egypt. Democracy started and people suddenly got out voted on their rights.
 
2013-02-26 03:13:40 PM  

weltallica: Meanwhile, in Ronald Reagan's America...

[i.imgur.com image 850x635]


Interesting . . . 1993 UK is now "Ronald Reagan's America."
 
2013-02-26 03:29:02 PM  
Dear Subby,

The next time you toss out some WND and/or WND related bullsh*t, a heads-up would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
ten foiled hats

/DNRTFA/CT
 
2013-02-26 03:37:11 PM  
First of all... that's a WND article (article refers to WND multiple times.) Dafuq, Yahoo?

Secondly... wait just a goddamn minute.

CSCOPE makes lesson plans that are too "progressive" for Texas, but they're free so 80% of school districts use them anyway? Yeah. Right.

Then some teacher is so offended by having to teach about Islam at all, that he half-asses it, completely missing or glossing over the actual points of the lessons. (The treatment of women in the middle east, which, incidentally, doesn't actually cast Islam or ME culture is a positive light.)

And this is the CSCOPE peoples' fault?

That teacher is not fit to be in a classroom. Not because he's conservative. Not because teachers are lame or unions suck. That teacher should be out on his ass because he's a bad teacher who clearly can't suck it up long enough to read a farking lesson plan, or present that lesson in a coherent and sensical manner.
 
2013-02-26 03:56:45 PM  
The story is true. I verified it through telepathic communication with the ghost of a unicorn.
 
2013-02-26 04:32:24 PM  
i welcome the religion of peace

so long as they help us get rid of the real terrorists, christians and republicans
 
2013-02-26 04:44:51 PM  
This all sounds rather dubious.

And it's from WDN.

I just repeated myself.
 
2013-02-26 04:46:29 PM  

Joelogon: WND via Daliy Caller via Yahoo News. It's like news laundering.


And now via FARK.

Why are we wasting time with this again?
 
2013-02-26 04:49:33 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Hmm- the Reagan Doctrine revolved around supporting the Mujuhideen freedom fighters in Afganistan.

 [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 403x403]

How dare they dispute the great Reagan!


It was actually the Carter doctrine, Reagan just continued it.
 
2013-02-26 05:16:25 PM  
"Smug, greedy, well-fed white people have invented a language to conceal their sins. It's as simple as that. The CIA doesn't kill people anymore, they neutralize people or they depopulate the area. The government doesn't lie, it engages in disinformation. The pentagon actually measures nuclear radiation in something they call sunshine units. Israeli murderers are called commandos. Arab commandos are called terrorists. Contra killers are called freedom fighters. Well if crime fighters fight crime, and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part of it to us, do they?"
 
2013-02-26 05:23:40 PM  

Gunny Walker: weltallica: Meanwhile, in Ronald Reagan's America...

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WTF? Here's a link to it.


Did you not know that OBL was part of the "freedom fighters" the CIA armed and trained in Afghanistan? To the Afghans, he was a hero who helped them drive out the invaders from the Soviet Union.

Then those dirty Afgans had the nerve to take him in and demand proof of his guilt before they would hand him over to us, so Bush said "fark y'all" and invaded.
 
2013-02-26 05:27:47 PM  
The CSCOPE curriculum seems to be inherently agenda-driven

Texas should be very experienced in agenda-driven curriculums in their schools.  You reap what you sow.
 
2013-02-26 05:46:59 PM  
The CSCOPE curriculum seems to be inherently agenda-driven - particularly in history and social studies courses. The curriculum provider has foisted some on  public school students in The Lone Star State.

Really? Welp, let's look at it, then:

A student in the class told WND that the burqa-related lesson focused mainly on the lives of women in Muslim countries. The enveloping outer face and body covering was treated more or less as a fashion accessory.

Apparently, no mention was made of the fact that women in Saudi Arabia and Iran must wear the garment under threat of arrest and criminal punishment.


Yeah, that's retarded. Cultural relativism is a scientific term, not a moral one; anthropologists need to reserve judgement, but the rest of us are allowed to look at that and say 'yeah, fark no, that's not okay', and you do need to teach children when things are farked up.

For example, CSCOPE has given students material suggesting that Christianity is a cult that parallels the death and resurrection in the story of Osiris, the Egyptian god of the dead. The same material takes pains to point out that early Christians were accused of incest, cannibalism and other atrocities.

...Both of which are  true. Christianity is technically a cult of Judaism depending on which expert you ask,  certainly according to the Bible, and has parallels to a lot of religions. And yes, early Christians were accused of atrocities. Didn't you ever get one of those 'servants will be persecuted alongside their masters' talks?

There's an infamous chart that innocuously describes communism as "the idea of living together in a 'commune' where all people work together for everyone."

Which is true, and the communism you're probably thinking of is actually called Stalinism.  Real communism is, well...as described.

Another notorious CSCOPE lesson (now ostensibly removed from circulation) depicts the Boston Tea Party, the famous protest against taxation without representation, as an act of terrorism.

Not really polite to call the winners terrorists, but yes, under our current definition of the word, it was. Terrorism gets used by good guys, too.

As WND notes, CSCOPE also defines Republicans as lovers of "big business over labor unions." Warm and cuddly Democrats, meanwhile, "will spend more tax dollars on education to benefits [sic] each individual." (The grammar error is CSCOPE's, not WND's.)

So they read the party platforms, then? (Psst--'[sic]' means you don't need to tell us who made the error.  We know.)

CSCOPE labels fascism and Nazism as "conservative," despite the fact that both ideologies prescribe that the state should control everything and own all resources.

Well, yes, that one's true too.

CSCOPE: 5

WND: 1

Horrible, horrible bias, that.
 
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