February 2015

Can We Talk? (Weird Kids Edition)

Mystique

Hey, you! Out there! My conservative friends - can we talk for a moment?

You lefties go save a whale or something for a minute, will you? No one can speak openly when you’re around, waiting to be offended by something, and I need to cover a few things with the grown-ups. Don’t you have some drugs to legalize or Christians to mock?

Are they gone?

OK, good.

A Little Knowledge, Part Three - Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

“My client wasn’t even IN the bar the evening of the murder, and if he WAS there, he doesn’t even OWN a gun! If he DOES own a gun, he didn’t have it with him that evening, and if he DID have it with him, it wasn’t loaded – he’s not CRAZY! Even if it WERE loaded, he didn’t use it – why would he? He didn’t even KNOW the victim. If he DID know the victim, he liked him, and if he didn’t like him, he at least didn’t kill him. But if he DID kill him, it was self-defense. And if it wasn’t self-defense, he still had a very good reason.

A Little Knowledge, Part One - Secession and Superiority

Secession Map South Carolina and the other seceding states were upset that the North allowed so much discussion of things which threatened their way of life and went against their beliefs. They listed as one of their central reasons for trying to break the country their collective outrage that other states weren’t doing enough to stifle debate.

Their little white feelings were hurt and their dominant role in the world inconvenienced. Poor things.

A Student Defends AP

I don't know what they're teaching kids these days. Give them a little learnin' and they think they're supposed to go out and spout their thinkin' about everything.

This was sent to me by a former student who I managed not to completely ruin during her brief time in my world. She initiated the discussion, although I confess once I read the letter I got a lil' tingly teacher feeling. She's mailed it out - OLD SCHOOL HARD COPY - to relevant legislators.

Let's End This Now

UPDATED 2/20/15 - It seems that SB650 is on hold indefinitely and HB1380 is back to rewrites to clarify all of the, um... unfortunate misunderstandings. Apparently many of us were way, WAY out of line for having read the bill and shared what it says. Rep Fisher has decried us as 'dishonest', and sounded rather wounded while he did so. BUT, for now the message below is neither necessary nor appropriate - I'm leaving this posted because of the many links leading here. I don't think we can get too comfortable, however.

APUSH Back - Compendium

Brecheen Snake OilWhile my recent posts have been brilliant (naturally), it turns out there ARE other sources of information out there regarding Oklahoma's current efforts to make our children even more narrow-minded and send fewer of them to college. As I come across them (or as they're sent to me), I'll include them here. This nonsense is working its way through the process, so this would be the time to write/email/call your state reps and sens and let them know your thoughts.

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