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(Newstalk KZRG)   School sends home handout with 2nd grader that showed Arabic letters with student for art class. Some parent had a problems with this. Principal, "It was completely optional if the student wanted to have that part of their art project or not"   (newstalkkzrg.com) divider line 147
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2013-09-27 08:52:45 PM  
Wait till that parent hears about math class.
 
2013-09-27 09:19:16 PM  
Oh my god the children are BEING EXPOSED TO OTHER CULTURES!

Won't somebody think of the children?
 
2013-09-27 09:31:14 PM  
There are people who find literacy (no matter the language) objectionable? Yeah, that sounds like Murica.
 
2013-09-27 10:23:32 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Wait till that parent hears about math class.


That was my first thought too.
 
2013-09-27 10:47:32 PM  
Does she realizes she writes in Arabic numerals every day?
 
NFA
2013-09-27 11:03:27 PM  

Deedeemarz: Does she realizes she writes in Arabic numerals every day?


Na uh, thems Amurican NUMBERS!
 
2013-09-27 11:14:29 PM  
And they better not teach them about Roman numerals, either.  They can keep that eye-tie crap on the other side of the Atlantic!
 
2013-09-27 11:54:42 PM  
Oh good god I hate my country.
 
2013-09-27 11:58:25 PM  
Meh.  I thought the hack professor who handed out contemporary maps lacking the country of Israel was more objectionable.

/yes he was Ayrab
 
2013-09-28 12:02:05 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Wait till that parent hears about math class.


Done in one.

None of that Al-Jeberra for my chilluns.
 
2013-09-28 12:08:56 AM  
The mere act of looking at Arabic letters turns you into an al-Qaida terrorist. It's a FACT!
 
2013-09-28 12:14:16 AM  

fusillade762: The mere act of looking at Arabic letters turns you into an al-Qaida terrorist. It's a FACT!


Then doing algebra or using algorithms will certainly make you start yelling "derka derka Jihad!"
 
2013-09-28 12:31:48 AM  

InteriorDesignNinja: Meh.  I thought the hack professor who handed out contemporary maps lacking the country of Israel was more objectionable.

/yes he was Ayrab


Mainly because it was a map describing Arab countries in the middle east? Why was that objectionable again?
 
2013-09-28 12:34:11 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Oh good god I hate my country.


Well of course you do.  You're a liberal, aren't you?
 
2013-09-28 12:36:02 AM  

SkinnyHead: cameroncrazy1984: Oh good god I hate my country.

Well of course you do.  You're a liberal, aren't you?


Oh hey, it's the guy who doesn't understand hyperbole. Shocking that it's you.
 
2013-09-28 12:39:24 AM  
Uncultured rube problems.
 
2013-09-28 12:44:38 AM  
Is it just me, or does subby's grasp of sentence structure leave something to be desired?
 
2013-09-28 12:46:16 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Oh good god I hate my country.


I don't often agree with you, and I won't go so far as to say I hate this country, but I understand the sentiment completely.

/I hate the people in this country
 
2013-09-28 12:46:46 AM  
What's next? Outraged because the kid was asked to write an essay using the Latin Alphabet in English class?
 
2013-09-28 12:47:04 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Wait till that parent hears about math class.


Or numbers
 
2013-09-28 12:48:11 AM  
Article comprised of 8 sentences. Let's greenlight that biatch!
 
2013-09-28 12:50:36 AM  
Of course some parents have a problem with this.  There is an entire subsection of this country who pathologically hate anything that has to do with Islam or Muslim people.  We can now add their language to the list.  Funny, they are opposed to this because it's Arabic, but they have no trouble using Arabic numbers every day or eating ice cream, which was invented by the Arabs, and was a take-off on something that was invented in the Persian Empire centuries earlier.

Hmm.
 
2013-09-28 12:51:32 AM  
Those are the same type of retards who believe the American-born Miss Universe who is of Indian descent is an "Arab".
 
2013-09-28 12:52:01 AM  
To really troll people like this an informational campaign should be started to promote the importance of algebra that emphasizes the fact that the word algebra comes from the Arabic language and many its methods come from Arab mathematics. I bet you within 2 or 3 weeks from the start of this campaign people will be screaming to have algebra removed from schools.
 
2013-09-28 12:52:33 AM  
If they're not shocked about the numbers, wait until they realize about the coffee...

Or that we let Muslims into OUR Army. Heck, we even have Muslim chaplains. IN OUR ARMY! Imams who talk to armed Muslims!

But, hey, what can dirty Muslims ever contribute to this nation? What have they ever given? Really?

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lh6.googleusercontent.com
lh6.googleusercontent.com
lh3.googleusercontent.com

Look at this face, and then ask yourself that question again, you pathetic, knee jerking, pathetic excuses of wilting violet cowardly excuses of barely cognizant, barely sentient humanity...

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-09-28 12:52:41 AM  
If this bothers you then you are the problem.
 
2013-09-28 12:53:49 AM  
Around 2003 or so, I was sitting in an Anchorage coffee shop reading "Illuminatus!"

I had recently purchased a Macintosh, and was using the multi-language warranty card (you know the kind -- it folds out and says the same thing in about 10 different languages) as a bookmark.

Four rednecks with Southern accents sat down at the opposite end of the counter and I noticed them whispering to each other and staring at me. After a few minutes, one of them finally bellowed.

"HEY. Whatchu readin'?"

I held up the book. "The Illuminatus Trilogy," I replied, and stuck my nose back into the book.

"NOT THAT. That MUSLIM thing! You read Muslim?"

It took me a minute to figure out they were talking about the warranty card, which had some sort of Arabic language on the face-up side.

"This? This is a warranty card for a computer."

You could see the adrenaline hit their eyes. "So you _DO_ read Muslim!"

It went downhill from there.
 
2013-09-28 12:55:11 AM  
If I were the middle school math teacher, I'd ask to use this book just to see their heads explode....
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-28 12:56:17 AM  
subs that is a real awkward headline
 
2013-09-28 01:01:16 AM  
How is this even political?

/yeah yeah I know
 
2013-09-28 01:02:27 AM  
Wait until they find out one of the two official languages in Isreal is Arabic.  Heads will assplode.
 
2013-09-28 01:02:50 AM  

the_cnidarian: How is this even political?

/yeah yeah I know


It illustrates the foundations of GOP foreign policy.
 
2013-09-28 01:05:22 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Around 2003 or so, I was sitting in an Anchorage coffee shop reading "Illuminatus!"

I had recently purchased a Macintosh, and was using the multi-language warranty card (you know the kind -- it folds out and says the same thing in about 10 different languages) as a bookmark.

Four rednecks with Southern accents sat down at the opposite end of the counter and I noticed them whispering to each other and staring at me. After a few minutes, one of them finally bellowed.

"HEY. Whatchu readin'?"

I held up the book. "The Illuminatus Trilogy," I replied, and stuck my nose back into the book.

"NOT THAT. That MUSLIM thing! You read Muslim?"

It took me a minute to figure out they were talking about the warranty card, which had some sort of Arabic language on the face-up side.

"This? This is a warranty card for a computer."

You could see the adrenaline hit their eyes. "So you _DO_ read Muslim!"

It went downhill from there.


Yes, little known fact that Alaska is predominately populated by people from Louisiana.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-28 01:10:42 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: the_cnidarian: How is this even political?

/yeah yeah I know

It illustrates the foundations of GOP foreign policy.


Well, I think George Clinton should supersede Bill Gates. But, seriously, awesome bio.
:D
 
2013-09-28 01:16:14 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: the_cnidarian: How is this even political?

/yeah yeah I know

It illustrates the foundations of GOP foreign policy.


In this area, everything is political.  DAMN YOU OBAMA!
 
2013-09-28 01:17:59 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-28 01:21:11 AM  
I love it when people throw around the term "inappropriate" as a catch-all for whatever makes them feel uncomfortable. In order for something to be inappropriate, there has to be come context involved. Of course I realize it's asking a lot to expect someone of that stunning level of ignorance to think beyond the surface.

All that aside, was that really an appropriate level of journalism? Eight sentences?
 
2013-09-28 01:23:11 AM  
Alphabet of Peace!
 
2013-09-28 01:26:00 AM  
Southwestern Missourah huh?

That's pretty much par for the course down there.
 
2013-09-28 01:28:34 AM  
Actually, and I know a handful of Fark Shiatheads are going to disagree we are not at war with any Arab nation and the shiiatfarks who have to decide whether this shiat is racist seriously need to stand down.

At this juncture, we should be allowing the UN to make all the final decisions.
 
2013-09-28 01:29:42 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: There are people who find literacy (no matter the language) objectionable? Yeah, that sounds like Murica subby.


I mean seriously.
 
2013-09-28 01:36:28 AM  
"We live in America, he can have whatever religion he wants."

"That's the reason I wear the uniform -- so anyone can live free in this country."

"If you're an American, you're an American. Period."
 
2013-09-28 01:37:31 AM  
A few Chinese and Japanese... I wanna say kuniform, but I know thats wrong... Anyhow, teach the kids something about how vastly different cultures form words. I've been given a 10k ft overview of identifying different asian languages, but apart from telling the Korean joint from a Chinese joint I can't tell much. Since there isn't a significant Japanese presence I can't differentiate them.

/Have you had Ethiopian food?
//Neither have them.
 
2013-09-28 01:47:33 AM  

Aristocles: This whole "multi-culti" thing is getting out of hand. In second grade there's no reason the kids should be learning about "Arabic" or "Art," this is the age that it's important to teach fundamental knowledge that will help them throughout life. For example, spelling, age appropriate arrhythmic, other age appropriate mathematics, history, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, George Washington, the Monroe Doctrine, and Reaganomics.


Ah boy you are really slipping. No need for kids to learn art. What grade school kid doesn't have an art class?

By the way, how do you feel about algebra?
 
2013-09-28 01:47:59 AM  

wildcardjack: A few Chinese and Japanese... I wanna say kuniform, but I know thats wrong... Anyhow, teach the kids something about how vastly different cultures form words. I've been given a 10k ft overview of identifying different asian languages, but apart from telling the Korean joint from a Chinese joint I can't tell much. Since there isn't a significant Japanese presence I can't differentiate them.

/Have you had Ethiopian food?
//Neither have them.


Would have killed for a fork. Or a bag of Doritos maybe...
 
2013-09-28 01:50:37 AM  
I, too, find this inappropriate.

Classes shouldn't be giving assignments that are "optional".  Either it's part of the curriculum/lesson or it isn't, and the final call is the teacher's, that kind of crap undermines teacher authority.

Do your homework, kid.
 
2013-09-28 01:58:18 AM  
It is high time American education finds its Joseph Welch

This kind of shiat needs to stop.


cameroncrazy1984: Oh good god I hate my country.


I agree.
 
2013-09-28 01:59:40 AM  

Aristocles: This whole "multi-culti" thing is getting out of hand. In second grade there's no reason the kids should be learning about "Arabic" or "Art," this is the age that it's important to teach fundamental knowledge that will help them throughout life. For example, spelling, age appropriate arrhythmic, other age appropriate mathematics, history, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, George Washington, the Monroe Doctrine, and Reaganomics.


You're very bad at this.

You will never be one of the revered. You're the worst comic on open mic night, yet you refuse to leave the stage.

Find a new schtick. Give people something to look forward to, some gem of wit to find for the trouble of sluicing through your anemic grit.
 
2013-09-28 02:03:39 AM  

Jim_Callahan: I, too, find this inappropriate.

Classes shouldn't be giving assignments that are "optional".  Either it's part of the curriculum/lesson or it isn't, and the final call is the teacher's, that kind of crap undermines teacher authority.

Do your homework, kid.


Reading comprehension error: the project was mandatory. The subject matter was optional. The kid chose the handout. Not inappropriate at all (and would earn a smile of approval in my household).
 
2013-09-28 02:06:52 AM  

AteMyBrain: All that aside, was that really an appropriate level of journalism? Eight sentences?


Check out their listing of shows.  It's Talk Radio fodder for their mouth-breather demographic.
 
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