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(WPRI Rhode Island)   Middle school teacher caught correcting history   (wpri.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Christopher Columbus, Rhode Island, Police, Saturday, Automobile, White paint, Middle school, Jenks, Oklahoma  
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2020-06-15 11:22:59 AM  
Why the facepalm?
 
2020-06-15 11:23:42 AM  
When did Columbus ever go to Rhode Island?
 
2020-06-15 11:23:45 AM  
Why is there a statue of Columbus in Rhode Island?  He never made it anywhere close to there.
 
2020-06-15 11:24:42 AM  
White paint could be seen on the boards covering the statue on Saturday.

Did they vandalize the statue or the boards?
 
2020-06-15 11:25:18 AM  
All three suspects were charged with desecration of a grave or monument and conspiracy.

And that's where the bullshiat kicks in - mere vandalism charges would've been appropriate. Those charges won't stick, as I doubt the statue of Christopher Columbus represents his burial place, never mind a "tomb, monument, gravestone, American flag, veteran's grave marker, metal plaque, veteran's commemorative flag holder, commemorative flag holder representing service in a police or fire department, veteran's flag holder that commemorates a particular war, conflict or period of service or flag, or other structure or thing which is placed or designed for a memorial of the dead, or a fence railing, curb or other thing which is intended for the protection or ornament of a structure or thing before mentioned or of an enclosure for the burial of the dead, or wilfully removes, destroys, mutilates, cuts, breaks or injures a tree, shrub or plant placed or being within such enclosure, or wantonly or maliciously disturbs the contents of a tomb or a grave."

This is how you get them to cop a plea for vandalism - by slathering on stupid charges, then convincing them that they could "go easy" on you if you just agree to plead guilty to vandalism instead.

Make them take you to trial, folks.
 
2020-06-15 11:26:17 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Why is there a statue of Columbus in Rhode Island?  He never made it anywhere close to there.


And these guys never set foot in Washington. What gives?

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2020-06-15 11:26:35 AM  

Lifeless: When did Columbus ever go to Rhode Island?


Right after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
 
2020-06-15 11:27:48 AM  
Vandalizing things isn't a protest, it's a tantrum.
 
2020-06-15 11:29:18 AM  
Honestly, who would know better than a social studies teacher?
If that guy vandalized the statue, Columbus must be worse than I knew.
 
2020-06-15 11:29:27 AM  
The fun part? Search for "Rhode Island desecration of a grave or monument" and you get hundreds of right-wing sites up in arms about how a Pawtucket teacher committed such a heinous act.

Hilarious.
 
2020-06-15 11:30:46 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Why is there a statue of Columbus in Rhode Island?  He never made it anywhere close to there.


It's an Italian heritage thing.
 
2020-06-15 11:31:32 AM  
So this dude is likely to lose his teaching job bc he threw paint on the wood covering a Columbus statue? Do I have that right?
 
2020-06-15 11:32:02 AM  
They got paint on a box, that shiats going to be thrown out of court.  The teacher might have some explaining to the school though.
 
2020-06-15 11:32:26 AM  
Wait, Columbus was covered in white paint?

My history was more lacking than I realized.
 
2020-06-15 11:32:55 AM  

bighairyguy: Vandalizing things isn't a protest, it's a tantrum.


Fark your tea, redcoat.
 
2020-06-15 11:33:12 AM  

Russ1642: Glorious Golden Ass: Why is there a statue of Columbus in Rhode Island?  He never made it anywhere close to there.

And these guys never set foot in Washington. What gives?

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There were no soldiers in the Korean War from either Washington state or Washington DC?
 
2020-06-15 11:37:31 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Russ1642: Glorious Golden Ass: Why is there a statue of Columbus in Rhode Island?  He never made it anywhere close to there.

And these guys never set foot in Washington. What gives?

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There were no soldiers in the Korean War from either Washington state or Washington DC?


Washington DC certainly SENT them there.
 
2020-06-15 11:39:47 AM  

Metaluna Mutant: Rapmaster2000: Russ1642: Glorious Golden Ass: Why is there a statue of Columbus in Rhode Island?  He never made it anywhere close to there.

And these guys never set foot in Washington. What gives?

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There were no soldiers in the Korean War from either Washington state or Washington DC?

Washington DC certainly SENT them there.


They weren't on patrol there.
 
2020-06-15 11:41:54 AM  
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2020-06-15 11:44:18 AM  

Lifeless: When did Columbus ever go to Rhode Island?


After he conquered Ohio.  But he called it  THE Rhode Island.
 
2020-06-15 11:47:20 AM  
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2020-06-15 12:03:25 PM  
Lol, poor snowflake won't be teaching anymore.
 
2020-06-15 12:15:21 PM  
I mean, it's certainly a potential lesson in civil disobedience. Not a sit-in, but it counts.
 
2020-06-15 12:25:44 PM  

UltimaCS: bighairyguy: Vandalizing things isn't a protest, it's a tantrum.

Fark your tea, redcoat.


You're lucky the Cultural Appropriation Police weren't around then or we'd all be speaking with a cockney accent.
 
2020-06-15 12:33:43 PM  

bighairyguy: Vandalizing things isn't a protest, it's a tantrum.


Why isn't it a protest?  Were the protestors at the Boston tea party a bunch of vandals?
 
2020-06-15 12:37:07 PM  

Ty Webb: So this dude is likely to lose his teaching job bc he threw paint on the wood covering a Columbus statue? Do I have that right?


Didn't Columbus work for Spain?  That's some proud heritage.

I never got the obsession Italian Americans have for Columbus.  He sucked and was terrible.  There are so so so many amazing Italians.  They were the heart of the European renaissance.  They shaped western democracy, art and science.  But they want to get riled up about a murderous slaver piece of trash.  Columbus doesn't deserve a statue, holiday or to be remembered except for his crimes.
 
2020-06-15 12:40:20 PM  
I'd like to know what Derrick Garforth is earning per year.
 
2020-06-15 12:47:01 PM  
And we can't figure out why our kids believe America is inherently evil.
 
2020-06-15 1:00:16 PM  

Lifeless: When did Columbus ever go to Rhode Island?


Or Ohio?

Rename the capital for someone who lived there. Someone of consequence, who still is relevant to Ohioans of today.

Like the Wright brothers.

Move to rename Columbus, Ohio to the more appropriate Wright Flight, Ohio.
 
2020-06-15 1:05:04 PM  

Gentlequiet: Lifeless: When did Columbus ever go to Rhode Island?

Or Ohio?

Rename the capital for someone who lived there. Someone of consequence, who still is relevant to Ohioans of today.

Like the Wright brothers.

Move to rename Columbus, Ohio to the more appropriate Wright Flight, Ohio.


Or Wright Side of History, OH.
 
2020-06-15 1:08:08 PM  
Teacher, union, nothing will happen.  :(
 
2020-06-15 1:32:00 PM  

Oblio13: And we can't figure out why our kids believe America is inherently evil.


Could it be because of slavery, racism, genocide against indigenous people, repeatedly overthrowing democratically elected governments in foreign countries, consuming a majority of the worlds resources, basically creating the global drug trade, straight up poisoning people, deliberately selling contaminated baby food To unsuspecting people.
 
2020-06-15 2:23:05 PM  
Was he teaching that the civil war was because free labor capitalism couldn't gain foothold in slave territory? No? Oh, that petty Colombus crap. You're missing the trees for the forest.
 
2020-06-15 4:41:08 PM  
Anyone caught  throwing paint at someone spending the night in the box will spend a night in the box.
/any questions ask Carl the floor walker.
 
2020-06-15 5:01:47 PM  

bighairyguy: Vandalizing things isn't a protest, it's a tantrum.


Yeah, well, people are farking ANGRY and rightfully so.
 
2020-06-15 5:21:57 PM  

UltimaCS: bighairyguy: Vandalizing things isn't a protest, it's a tantrum.

Fark your tea, redcoat.


Fun fact: Those whacky Boston cosplayers did $1.7 million in damage, in today's dollars.
 
2020-06-15 5:22:14 PM  
*wacky, too.
 
2020-06-15 5:29:11 PM  
In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain. He sailed by night; he sailed by day; He used the stars to find his way. A compass also helped him know How to find the way to go. Ninety sailors were on board; Some men worked while others snored. Then the workers went to sleep; And others watched the ocean deep. Day after day they looked for land; They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand. October 12 their dream came true, You never saw a happier crew! "Indians! Indians!" Columbus cried; His heart was filled with joyful pride. But "India" the land was not; It was the Bahamas, and it was hot. The Arakawa natives were very nice; They gave the sailors food and spice. Columbus sailed on to find some gold To bring back home, as he'd been told. He made the trip again and again, Trading gold to bring to Spain. The first American? No, not quite. But Columbus was brave, and he was right
 
2020-06-15 5:36:48 PM  

Bloomin Bloomberg: In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain. He sailed by night; he sailed by day; He used the stars to find his way. A compass also helped him know How to find the way to go. Ninety sailors were on board; Some men worked while others snored. Then the workers went to sleep; And others watched the ocean deep. Day after day they looked for land; They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand. October 12 their dream came true, You never saw a happier crew! "Indians! Indians!" Columbus cried; His heart was filled with joyful pride. But "India" the land was not; It was the Bahamas, and it was hot. The Arakawa natives were very nice; They gave the sailors food and spice. Columbus sailed on to find some gold To bring back home, as he'd been told. He made the trip again and again, Trading gold to bring to Spain. The first American? No, not quite. But Columbus was brave, and he was right


Except he was horribly wrong.  Educated people knew the world was round they just thought it was closer to the actual size of the earth.  That is why people mocked him, not that they thought the earth was flat.
 
2020-06-15 5:49:34 PM  

joker420: Lol, poor snowflake won't be teaching anymore.


Lol, you outed yourself on the internet as a guy who thinks we should glorify a guy who murdered millions and raped 10-year-olds.
 
2020-06-15 7:34:08 PM  
Shame on the teacher: she should have vandalized with muriatic acid; then again later with hydrogen peroxide.
 
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