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(NBC News)   A war on all fronts. Not content with controlling the Supreme Court and working to control all other branches of government, the Lunatics are attempting to control all the schools in America   (nbcnews.com) divider line
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2022-07-20 7:41:32 AM  
"its core issues among conservatives, including battling mask mandates in schools, banning library books that address sexuality and gender identity, and curtailing lessons on racial inequity and discrimination"

Fucking regressionists.
 
2022-07-20 7:58:51 AM  
They've been working on that for years. Why do you think that there is SUCH a push for charter schools and giving public money to private institutions, while divorcing those institutions of the requirements that public schools are held to?
 
2022-07-20 8:02:29 AM  
Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?

They better disabuse themselves of that notion real f*cking quick.

Same for State Legislators... it pays nothing and eats up a bunch of time. It's incredibly hard to find good candidates for these jobs because they are not anything fancy... But they are VERY important.
 
2022-07-20 9:07:02 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?

They better disabuse themselves of that notion real f*cking quick.

Same for State Legislators... it pays nothing and eats up a bunch of time. It's incredibly hard to find good candidates for these jobs because they are not anything fancy... But they are VERY important.


I would assume in liberal areas, the board is filled with liberals, in conservative areas, conservatives serve on school boards.  There are tons of community activists who are liberal as hell who don't even serve at the elective level but are involved in their communities.

At the State level, I think it is apathy of younger voters that may cause a bit of a skew.  Like the saying goes, "Democrats fall in love".   If an election isn't glamorous enough, perhaps younger more liberal voters stay home or don't even have an election register in their minds.
 
2022-07-20 9:10:56 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?

They better disabuse themselves of that notion real f*cking quick.

Same for State Legislators... it pays nothing and eats up a bunch of time. It's incredibly hard to find good candidates for these jobs because they are not anything fancy... But they are VERY important.


In many states, being a state rep is a part time job and doesn't pay very well.   You'd need to have a job that pays well and offers a good amount of time away or a spouse that makes enough for both of you.
 
2022-07-20 9:25:23 AM  

enry: NewportBarGuy: Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?

They better disabuse themselves of that notion real f*cking quick.

Same for State Legislators... it pays nothing and eats up a bunch of time. It's incredibly hard to find good candidates for these jobs because they are not anything fancy... But they are VERY important.

In many states, being a state rep is a part time job and doesn't pay very well.   You'd need to have a job that pays well and offers a good amount of time away or a spouse that makes enough for both of you.


Yeah, but that usually means the jobs get filled up by attorneys who can take a bit of time off and use their position in legislation to grow their business.  So these jobs are often filled by professionals, not blue collar guys who will lose their jobs if they have to take a bunch of time off.
 
2022-07-20 9:29:18 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?


No.

It's because they don't want to get shot by some psychotic MAGA mom.
 
2022-07-20 9:32:09 AM  
Conflict is inevitable. These people aren't going to stop until we make them stop.
 
2022-07-20 9:39:20 AM  
"Moms for Liberty".  That's real cute seeing that their whole purpose is pushing Jesus on people whether they want it or not.
 
2022-07-20 9:54:55 AM  
Can't stay in power if the new generation can think for themselves.
 
2022-07-20 9:55:16 AM  
Any group with "liberty" in their name needs to be on the terrorist watch list.
 
2022-07-20 9:56:31 AM  
And they demanded schools pull books about Ruby Bridges and Martin Luther King Jr., saying the depictions of racism were too disturbing for young children.

Eff these folks. If my kids are young enough to experience racism, then their kids are young enough to learn about it. Teach them young so they don't grow up to continue the family bigotry craftsmanship.
 
2022-07-20 10:00:25 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Any group with "liberty" in their name needs to be on the terrorist watch list.


I just KNEW the Jeep Liberty Club was a front.
 
2022-07-20 10:20:14 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Any group with "liberty" in their name needs to be on the terrorist watch list.


Also, any group with "freedom" and "patriot" in its name.
 
2022-07-20 10:22:21 AM  

Psychopusher: ImpendingCynic: Any group with "liberty" in their name needs to be on the terrorist watch list.

Also, any group with "freedom" and "patriot" in its name.


Or "Republican."
 
2022-07-20 10:23:07 AM  
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Their mission statement didn't sound any better in the original German.
 
2022-07-20 10:23:39 AM  

puffy999: NewportBarGuy: Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?

No.

It's because they don't want to get shot by some psychotic MAGA mom.


Yeah, some of this and the fact many of us have had MAGAs in our lives and know it's pointless to attempt to debate them with facts or logic.  They are pure angry ID.

Unfortunately, finding a way to convince them that we are people is the only way this truly comes to an end.
 
2022-07-20 10:23:51 AM  

wearsmanyhats: "its core issues among conservatives, including battling mask mandates in schools, banning library books that address sexuality and gender identity, and curtailing lessons on racial inequity and discrimination"

farking regressionists.


You misspelled Christofascist.
 
2022-07-20 10:24:50 AM  
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2022-07-20 10:25:37 AM  
My kids helped put down a pair by noting they were lazy farking losers running a copy / paste political campaign. Stand up to these nitwits. Call them out. Demand to know their positions on ACTUAL school issues. You'll see most of them fold faster than someone holding a small pair in poker.
 
2022-07-20 10:26:35 AM  
 
2022-07-20 10:26:58 AM  
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2022-07-20 10:28:54 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?

They better disabuse themselves of that notion real f*cking quick.

Same for State Legislators... it pays nothing and eats up a bunch of time. It's incredibly hard to find good candidates for these jobs because they are not anything fancy... But they are VERY important.


It's partly that.  But you also have to think about who has the free time to run and serve.  Who has the built in network to activate (churches are a big one) for their race.

Who is willing to be the pinata for some of the worst people in the community.  Etc.

Plus libs, in particular, are hyperfocused on national politics - when I was in a v liberal town, we had 20% turnout for local elections, even though those elections will have more day to day impact on the things they're supposedly concerned about than the national races will.  Things like DA, judgeships, sheriffs, city commissioners, etc.  Trying to activate these supposedly "good libs", with their signs about 'in this house we believe...', 'Black Lives Matter', etc. on their lawns was an exercise in frustration.  Motherfarkers knew Trump's every move, but didn't know shiat about who was running for sheriff.

/End rant
 
2022-07-20 10:29:48 AM  

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Their mission statement didn't sound any better in the original German.


Once they run out of books to burn, they'll start on people.
 
2022-07-20 10:30:08 AM  
Eighteen months after a pair of former school board members in Florida founded Moms for Liberty, the group's first national gathering drew 500 people, including major Republican figures, to a waterfront hell hole, demonstrating the growing political influence of these local conservative activists.
 
2022-07-20 10:30:10 AM  
That's the fascism plan from the beginning.  If you can create a docile, uneducated populace, they're much easier to control.  Republicans have been working towards this for decades.  We're on the verge of not being able to turn back...I think we have one more midterm, and possibly one more Presidential election before we're too far gone to save.
 
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2022-07-20 10:30:38 AM  
the Lunatics are attempting to control all the schools in America

There's plenty of them to go around.
 
2022-07-20 10:30:42 AM  

wearsmanyhats: "its core issues among conservatives, including battling mask mandates in schools, banning library books that address sexuality and gender identity, and curtailing lessons on racial inequity and discrimination"

farking regressionists.


Yes. They are not conservatives. They are fascist, right wing radicals. Nazis.
Anyone who continues to call the "conservatives" is enabling them.
 
2022-07-20 10:31:02 AM  

Brosephus: And they demanded schools pull books about Ruby Bridges and Martin Luther King Jr., saying the depictions of racism were too disturbing for young children.

Eff these folks. If my kids are young enough to experience racism, then their kids are young enough to learn about it. Teach them young so they don't grow up to continue the family bigotry craftsmanship.


We talk about racism in my "Welcome to College" class that I teach and I always get comments about how it makes some students uncomfortable.

Don't want to learn about racism? Go to Bob Jones University
 
2022-07-20 10:31:25 AM  

Jake Havechek: "Moms for Liberty".  That's real cute seeing that their whole purpose is pushing Jesus on people whether they want it or not.


they are being financed by DeVos and by the Koch brothers

They want to destroy public education. Ignorant people are much more pliable gullible and unquestioning than the
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educated.
 
2022-07-20 10:31:42 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?


*citation required
 
2022-07-20 10:32:33 AM  

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Their mission statement didn't sound any better in the original German.

Once they run out of books to burn, they'll start on people.


it's going to end this way. They will have to forcibly be stopped. Sooner or later.
 
2022-07-20 10:32:43 AM  

Weaver95: Conflict is inevitable. These people aren't going to stop until we make them stop.


Where are the Norweigian Black Metallers when we need them?
 
2022-07-20 10:33:58 AM  

Weaver95: These people aren't going to stop until we make them stop.


And they won't stop then.
 
2022-07-20 10:34:37 AM  

bthom37: NewportBarGuy: Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?

They better disabuse themselves of that notion real f*cking quick.

Same for State Legislators... it pays nothing and eats up a bunch of time. It's incredibly hard to find good candidates for these jobs because they are not anything fancy... But they are VERY important.

It's partly that.  But you also have to think about who has the free time to run and serve.  Who has the built in network to activate (churches are a big one) for their race.

Who is willing to be the pinata for some of the worst people in the community.  Etc.

Plus libs, in particular, are hyperfocused on national politics - when I was in a v liberal town, we had 20% turnout for local elections, even though those elections will have more day to day impact on the things they're supposedly concerned about than the national races will.  Things like DA, judgeships, sheriffs, city commissioners, etc.  Trying to activate these supposedly "good libs", with their signs about 'in this house we believe...', 'Black Lives Matter', etc. on their lawns was an exercise in frustration.  Motherfarkers knew Trump's every move, but didn't know shiat about who was running for sheriff.

/End rant


This is exactly what i see in my experiences... Some towns have good people in place, but many others... older people who are dying off and the rabid lunatics with time on their hands and the churches and other groups ready to back them.
 
2022-07-20 10:35:00 AM  
This is not new. This has been reported before, even right here on Fark. And people scoffed.

While the MAGA/GOP/Christo-fascist movement is populated by rubes and useful idiots, their puppetmasters know exactly what is going on and how to achieve it. They know they might not be able to win at the Federal level so they're working it from the other end, at the local, municipal, and state level. Any position, even if it's just the head of the Neighborhood Watch, the PTA, school board, "at large" city council slots, are being actively cultivated by these people in order to extend influence on policy and the masses.

And it's working.
 
2022-07-20 10:35:36 AM  
They've been playing the long game. They know that uneducated children grow up to become obedient Republicans.

And for the children who would resist, they would lack the educational wherewithal to speak out against it.

Remember Winston Smith's observation of "Newspeak" in 1984? That is what they are doing.
 
2022-07-20 10:36:20 AM  

JimmyTheHutt: Weaver95: These people aren't going to stop until we make them stop.

And they won't stop then.


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2022-07-20 10:36:50 AM  

CthulhuCalling: This is not new. This has been reported before, even right here on Fark. And people scoffed.

While the MAGA/GOP/Christo-fascist movement is populated by rubes and useful idiots, their puppetmasters know exactly what is going on and how to achieve it. They know they might not be able to win at the Federal level so they're working it from the other end, at the local, municipal, and state level. Any position, even if it's just the head of the Neighborhood Watch, the PTA, school board, "at large" city council slots, are being actively cultivated by these people in order to extend influence on policy and the masses.

And it's working.


They are willing to stand in line for six hours to vote for dog catcher.

Are we?
 
2022-07-20 10:38:19 AM  
That's like taking the body of an AK-47, and then we can start mounting new accessories onto it: a flashlight, a laser pointer and things like that.

Yep, an AK-47 is the Swiss army knife of guns - if you're not using it for its laser pointer during a school board meeting presentation, you aren't taking full advantage of your second amendment rights.

/accidental pew-pew-pew during a powerpoint session is the price of freedumb
 
2022-07-20 10:38:44 AM  
So, run. Quit moaning and do something about it. Work on something outside of your weight.
 
2022-07-20 10:38:56 AM  

Someone Else's Alt: wearsmanyhats: "its core issues among conservatives, including battling mask mandates in schools, banning library books that address sexuality and gender identity, and curtailing lessons on racial inequity and discrimination"

farking regressionists.

You misspelled Christofascist.


Nationalist Christians, or Nat-Cs.

/yes, I stole that.
 
2022-07-20 10:39:11 AM  

APO_Buddha: Brosephus: And they demanded schools pull books about Ruby Bridges and Martin Luther King Jr., saying the depictions of racism were too disturbing for young children.

Eff these folks. If my kids are young enough to experience racism, then their kids are young enough to learn about it. Teach them young so they don't grow up to continue the family bigotry craftsmanship.

We talk about racism in my "Welcome to College" class that I teach and I always get comments about how it makes some students uncomfortable.

Don't want to learn about racism? Go to Bob Jones University


I have a good friend who went to Bob Jones U for one year. She said it was the worst experience of her life. Everybody was either the worst partier son campus or walked around with a stick up their ass. She later became a pagan.
 
2022-07-20 10:39:15 AM  
They've informally been trying this for years, piecemeal.  This is just the public admission.

They want the next generation to think like them, and for anyone who doesn't to die.
 
2022-07-20 10:39:48 AM  
Of course they are. That's how totalitarianism works. The ultimate goal is to control your very thoughts.
 
2022-07-20 10:42:01 AM  
THEY. SAID. THEY. WERE. GONNA.

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Why are all you guys intent on always being the farking last ones to realize this.

Jesus Tap Dancing Christ on a Cracker ...
 
2022-07-20 10:43:00 AM  

Brainsick: JimmyTheHutt: Weaver95: These people aren't going to stop until we make them stop.

And they won't stop then.

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Hopefully it goes that well.
 
2022-07-20 10:43:03 AM  
After all these "Liberty" goals, their next step is to make Christianity required to be pushed upon all public school students regardless of the student's beliefs. You'll see little Jimmy be allowed to bow his head during homeroom prayer, but little David who has Muslim parents won't be allowed to go out in the hall during classroom prayer nor will he ever be excused to pray Dhuhr nor Asr prayers if they occur around school time.
 
2022-07-20 10:43:35 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Any group with "liberty" in their name needs to be on the terrorist watch list.


leave the wnba out of this!
 
2022-07-20 10:43:35 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Is it because many professional (i.e. "liberal" people) think being on the school board is a waste of their time and they have better things to do?

They better disabuse themselves of that notion real f*cking quick.

Same for State Legislators... it pays nothing and eats up a bunch of time. It's incredibly hard to find good candidates for these jobs because they are not anything fancy... But they are VERY important.


Liberals aren't deluded into doing such a thankless job because they don't believe it's for the "glory of God."

The fundie cult members are brainwashed into thinking this is an eternal, life and death struggle, hence the awful term "Christian soldier"
 
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