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The Wrong Guy 2012/07/05 04:33:28
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Man....seriously. F*CK the Tea Party.

stupid teabagger

A little more than a year after the conservative-led state board of education in Texas approved massive changes to its school textbooks to put slavery in a more positive light, a group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee has renewed its push to whitewash school textbooks. The group is seeking to remove references to slavery and mentions of the country's founders being slave owners.

According to reports, Hal Rounds, the Fayette County attorney and spokesman for the group, said during a recent news conference that there has been "an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another."

"The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn't existed, to everybody -- not all equally instantly -- and it was their progress that we need to look at," Rounds said, according to The Commercial Appeal.

During the news conference more than two dozen Tea Party activists handed out material that said, "Neglect and outright ill will have distorted the teaching of the history and character of the United States. We seek to compel the teaching of students in Tennessee the truth regarding the history of our nation and the nature of its government."

And that further teaching would also include that "the Constitution created a Republic, not a Democracy."

The group demanded, as they had in January of last year, that Tennessee lawmakers change state laws governing school curricula. The group called for textbook selection criteria to include: "No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership."

The latest push comes a year after the Texas Board of Education approved revisions to its social studies curriculum that would put a conservative twist on history through revised textbooks and teaching standards.

The Texas revisions include the exploration of the positive aspects of American slavery, lifting the stature of Jefferson S. Davis to that of Abraham Lincoln, and amendments to teach the value of the separation of church and state were voted down by the conservative cadre. Among other controversial amendments that have been approved is the study of the "unintended consequences" of affirmative action.

The board approved more than 100 amendments affecting social studies, economics and history classes for Texas's 4.8 million students.

The influence of the amended textbooks will likely reach far beyond the state of Texas. The state is one of the largest purchasers of textbooks, and many other states adopt Texas's books and standards.

The curriculum changes were pushed through by a majority bloc of conservative Republicans on the Texas school board, who have said the changes were made to add balance to what they believe was a left-leaning and already-skewed reflection of American history.

"There is some method to the madness besides vindicating white privilege and making white students feel as though they are superior and privileged and that that it is the natural order of things," Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas State NAACP, told The Crisis magazine last year about this time. "The agenda being pushed and the ultimate impact intended is to make young people automatically identify with one political party."

A number of groups, including the NAACP, the Texas League of United Latin American Citizens and the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education have joined forces to beat back the measures, which they said would have a negative impact on minority children.

The groups sought a federal review of the state's public education and have raised claims that the Texas State Board of Education has violated federal civil rights laws. In a formal complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education, the groups charge that the new curriculum was devised to "discriminate."

The measures went as far as to replace instances of the trans-Atlantic slave trade with "Atlantic triangular trade."

"It is going to be extremely psychologically harmful to African-American young people because they are marginalized in the curriculum," Bledsoe said. "It will require them to be taught things such as the benevolence of slavery and the problems with affirmative action rather than the good and the bad."

"They voted down a motion that requires students to be taught about the terrorism brought about by the Ku Klux Klan and what they did to ethnic and racial minorities, but they turn around and pass a provision that requires the teaching of the violence of the Black Panther Party."

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/23/tea-party...

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  • Jester M.S. 2012/07/05 04:36:31
    Nah, I'm comfortable with the Tea Party changing history to suit their politi...
    Jester M.S.
    +36
    I agree with some of their ideals and disagree with others, about like any other political movement. They get especially ostracized by the media for some reason, whereas equally aggressive grassroots movements on the opposite side of the political divide draw almost no notice.

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  • No-to-neocons 2012/08/20 12:33:56
    Yes indeed, f*ck the Tea Party
    No-to-neocons
    +1
    And the dumbing down of our children gets put on the fast track. Next thing you know they will be saying Africans volunteered to come to America to be the so called "founding fathers" slaves, oops I mean domestic helpers.
  • jeepster4 2012/07/30 18:51:39
    Yes indeed, f*ck the Tea Party
    jeepster4
    +1
    The Tea Party Republicans have been bad for traditional conservatism.
  • Jrogers 2012/07/18 00:24:21
    Yes indeed, f*ck the Tea Party
    Jrogers
    +1
    Those are some mean spirited Christians - I would support true Christians wanting to make a difference - you know the type of Christian person that cares for the less fortunate of our society
  • Bill 2012/07/12 19:47:49
    Nah, I'm comfortable with the Tea Party changing history to suit their politi...
    Bill
    Not so much changing history but look back at history and making changes for the future based on that history.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/07/10 03:28:34
    Nah, I'm comfortable with the Tea Party changing history to suit their politi...
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +3
    You are incorrect about history. Perhaps they will restore it. The terrorist normally are progressives. The Democratic party would be better off telling them to go back to their communist party that they came from. Perhaps they could find another John Kennedy to run. He would not give the party the time of day if he were still alive.
  • JustTheFacts 2012/07/10 02:02:38
    Nah, I'm comfortable with the Tea Party changing history to suit their politi...
    JustTheFacts
    +3
    Oh God, this post is hilarious!

    Stupid liberals acting stupidly (and fact less).
  • Patent1 JustThe... 2012/07/10 02:29:20
    Patent1
    +2
    The teabugers are just a bunch of selfish frigging freeloaders. They want to live here, but they don't want to pay for anything. In fact, the Koch brothers are singlehandedly supporting the entire freeloader party.
  • JustThe... Patent1 2012/07/10 11:56:55
    JustTheFacts
    +2
    Prove any of that blather with facts.

    Ready.......GO!
  • Patent1 JustThe... 2012/07/11 01:38:08
    Patent1
    +1
    Karl Roves superpac, American Crossroads, has millions of dollars from doners... except there are only 6 doners.
  • JustThe... Patent1 2012/07/12 00:59:19
    JustTheFacts
    And what does that have to do with Tea Party People?

    pssst....when someone asks you for facts they are asking you to back up you beliefs with FACTUAL information. Have you done that?

    Obviously not. Your delirious beliefs of reality do not make something factual...just so you know. But then again, that IS what makes you a liberal who really doesn't know anything.....
  • Patent1 JustThe... 2012/07/12 23:00:44
    Patent1
    +2
    As I said, the teabugers are cheap, selfish people who so resent a few bad apples getting benefits that they would cut them off for everyone. All in the name of cutting deficits caused by bush, a president they supported. The Koch brothers are singlehandedly supporting the teabugers.
  • JustThe... Patent1 2012/07/13 02:18:44
    JustTheFacts
    Go to TeaPartyPatriots.org and tell me what the Tea Party believes in, then you can continue this conversation with me.

    At this point you are only showing how foolish and uninformed you are.

    Have a great day, a get a reality check!
  • Patent1 JustThe... 2012/07/13 03:10:11 (edited)
    Patent1
    +1
    Doesn't really matter, Romney's goose is cooked. He will never be prez. because he lied about leaving Bain in 1999. SEC documents show he was the CEO and 100% owner of Bain, and was an active participant in the operations of Bain into 2002, when Bain was outsourcing jobs. Also, a new disclosure finds that Romney invested millions in a Chinese company, Global-Tech appliances inc., that profited on US outsourcing, and this was in 1998 when even Romney admits that he was there. Romney is lying about being an outsourcer. He will never be president. Also, when governor, he outsourced state jobs to India, and vetoed legislation to stop it.
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/13 13:41:22 (edited)
    Bill
    +1
    From the Washington Post, "The Fact Checker"...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com...

    UPDATE: Fortune obtained the offering documents for a Bain Capital Fund circulating in June 2000, as well as a fund in 2001. None of the documents show that Romney was listed as being among the “KEY investment professionals.” As Fortune put it, “the contemporaneous Bain documents show that Romney was indeed telling the TRUTH about no longer having OPERATIONAL input at Bain -- which, one should note, is DIFFERENT from no longer having legal or financial ties to the firm.”

    The part about lying to the SEC is ABSURD, since the SEC doesn’t REQUIRE an owner to be the operational decision-maker (Romney DELEGATED such responsibilities, as is his RIGHT).

    And after reviewing evidence cited by the Obama campaign, we reaffirm our conclusion that Romney LEFT the helm of Bain Capital when he took a leave of absence in 1999 to run the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics – as he has said repeatedly — and NEVER returned to active management. The Obama campaign’s recent ads thus MISLEAD when they point to investments made by Bain, as well as management decisions made by companies in which Bain invested, after that time.

    What does the Obama campaign have in rebuttal? Very LITTLE, and none of ...







    From the Washington Post, "The Fact Checker"...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com...

    UPDATE: Fortune obtained the offering documents for a Bain Capital Fund circulating in June 2000, as well as a fund in 2001. None of the documents show that Romney was listed as being among the “KEY investment professionals.” As Fortune put it, “the contemporaneous Bain documents show that Romney was indeed telling the TRUTH about no longer having OPERATIONAL input at Bain -- which, one should note, is DIFFERENT from no longer having legal or financial ties to the firm.”

    The part about lying to the SEC is ABSURD, since the SEC doesn’t REQUIRE an owner to be the operational decision-maker (Romney DELEGATED such responsibilities, as is his RIGHT).

    And after reviewing evidence cited by the Obama campaign, we reaffirm our conclusion that Romney LEFT the helm of Bain Capital when he took a leave of absence in 1999 to run the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics – as he has said repeatedly — and NEVER returned to active management. The Obama campaign’s recent ads thus MISLEAD when they point to investments made by Bain, as well as management decisions made by companies in which Bain invested, after that time.

    What does the Obama campaign have in rebuttal? Very LITTLE, and none of it convincing in our judgment.

    Much of the Obama campaign’s letter is devoted to quoting portions of documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In summary, the letter states there are “at least 63 filings with that agency after March 1, 1999 that list various Bain entities and describe them as ‘wholly owned by W. Mitt Romney.’” That’s true, but NOT relevant.

    We have never disputed that Romney remained the OWNER of Bain while he was running the Olympics committee. The issue always has been, who was RUNNING Bain? Nothing in the SEC documents contradicts what Romney has certified as TRUE.

    On that point, the Obama campaign cites snippets of a few news clippings to make a case that Romney was still a part-time manager of Bain after he left to run the Olympics. But a close reading shows these news accounts don’t contradict Romney either.

    If the WaPo disputes Obama and their distortions of what his Bain dealings actually were, then what are you talking about?
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  • Patent1 Bill 2012/07/14 04:56:39
    Patent1
    +1
    Here are perfect examples of Romney outsourcing. And it was before he claims to have left Bain in 1999.

    http://www.care2.com/causes/r...

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/f...

    http://www.dailykos.com/story...

    Also bout Romney's outsourcing

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mi...

    Romney also outsourced state jobs while he was gov., and VETOED LEGISLATION TO STOP IT

    And anybody who believes the smoke and mirrors the RNC and Romney are spending millions to throw up is a fool. No one could possibly believe that a single individual who owned 100% of the stock, was chairman of the board, chief executive officer, president, and had listed himself as an "active participant" had actually left the company. Repugs and teabuggers have lost their damn minds. And lying to the SEC is a felony.
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/13 13:50:32 (edited)
    Bill
    +1
    Also...

    http://theeconomiccollapseblo...
    GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China At A Blistering Pace

    Apparently, this is all part of a "plan to invest about $2 billion across China" over the next few years. But moving core pieces of its business overseas is nothing new for GE. Under Immelt, GE has shipped TENS of THOUSANDS of good jobs OUT of the United States. Perhaps GE should change its slogan to "Imagination At Work (In China)". If the very people that have been entrusted with solving the unemployment crisis are shipping jobs out of the country, what hope is there that things are going to turn around any time soon?

    Great job, Obama.
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/13 13:59:38 (edited)
    Bill
    +1
    And, from the HuffingtonPost (that RWNJ blog)...

    Here is what Jeff Immelt, Obama's "Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council" and economic adviser is doing to curtail outsourcing and pay more corporate taxes. And Obama has the NERVE to criticize Romney?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...

    Obama Picks Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO, To Run New Jobs-Focused Panel As GE Sends Jobs Overseas, Pays Little In Taxes

    It also represents the archetypal company that's hoarding cash, sending jobs overseas, relying on taxpayer bailouts and paying less taxes than envisioned.

    At the end of 2009, GE employed 36,000 more people ABROAD than it did in the U.S. In 2000, it was nearly the opposite.

    Unions are worried. Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, said he hopes the Immelt-led White House panel won't be dominated by big business.

    "It has to have more than CEOs that are already operating offshore," Gerard said.

    And rather than invest in the U.S., the company has decided to look elsewhere. In 2008 and 2009, GE decided to "indefinitely" REINVEST prior-year earnings outside the country, according to SEC filings. That's helped the firm lower its tax rate.

    This goes on and on and on. Here's some more.

    http://theeconomiccollapseblo...

    GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council, Is MOVING JOBS And Economi...

    And, from the HuffingtonPost (that RWNJ blog)...

    Here is what Jeff Immelt, Obama's "Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council" and economic adviser is doing to curtail outsourcing and pay more corporate taxes. And Obama has the NERVE to criticize Romney?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...

    Obama Picks Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO, To Run New Jobs-Focused Panel As GE Sends Jobs Overseas, Pays Little In Taxes

    It also represents the archetypal company that's hoarding cash, sending jobs overseas, relying on taxpayer bailouts and paying less taxes than envisioned.

    At the end of 2009, GE employed 36,000 more people ABROAD than it did in the U.S. In 2000, it was nearly the opposite.

    Unions are worried. Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, said he hopes the Immelt-led White House panel won't be dominated by big business.

    "It has to have more than CEOs that are already operating offshore," Gerard said.

    And rather than invest in the U.S., the company has decided to look elsewhere. In 2008 and 2009, GE decided to "indefinitely" REINVEST prior-year earnings outside the country, according to SEC filings. That's helped the firm lower its tax rate.

    This goes on and on and on. Here's some more.

    http://theeconomiccollapseblo...

    GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council, Is MOVING JOBS And Economic Infrastructure To CHINA At A Blistering Pace

    Jeffrey Immelt, the head of Barack Obama's highly touted "Jobs Council", is moving even more GE infrastructure to China. GE makes more medical-imaging machines than anyone else in the world, and now GE has announced that it "is moving the headquarters of its 115-year-old X-ray business to Beijing". Apparently, this is all part of a "plan to invest about $2 billion across China" over the next few years. But moving core pieces of its business overseas is nothing new for GE. Under Immelt, GE has shipped tens of thousands of good jobs out of the United States. Perhaps GE should change its slogan to "Imagination At Work (In China)". If the very people that have been entrusted with solving the unemployment crisis are shipping jobs out of the country, what hope is there that things are going to turn around any time soon?
    (more)
  • Patent1 Bill 2012/07/14 05:17:41
    Patent1
    See above. The jobs are starting to come back because companies are realizing that they are losing their technical base.. Plus, we already know Bain was outsourcing the whole time Romney was there, and after he supposedly left.
  • Patent1 Bill 2012/07/14 05:25:29
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/14 12:24:38
    Bill
    Jeff Immelt, Obama's "Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council" and economic adviser...

    Obama hired him to create American jobs. Since Obama hasn't fired him for OUTSOURCING American jobs, maybe we could get the "real" outsourcer in there...Romney. No, Obama is doing a better job at it than he would.
  • Patent1 Bill 2012/07/16 03:37:13
    Patent1
    So what if he hired Immelt. Read this recent speech by Immelt.

    http://www.businessweek.com/t...

    You are behind. Outsourcing to foreign countries is falling into disfavor with businesses.
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/16 13:04:58 (edited)
    Bill
    {So what if he hired Immelt.}
    Because, Jeff Immelt is Obama's "Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council" and economic adviser.
    Everyone assumed that was for AMERICAN jobs and the AMERICAN economy, not Mexico's.
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/13 16:38:27 (edited)
    Bill
    +1
    Don't forget GM...

    From the RWNJ Huffington Post...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
    GM, Ford Ramp Up Production At Mexico Plants Where Workers Earn $26 Per Day
    June 9 (Bloomberg) -- Mexico’s share of North American auto production may rise at a quicker pace as General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC seek out workers making LESS THAN 10 percent of what their U.S. counterparts earn.

    GREAT job Obama. Give them another bailout.

    http://www.economicpopulist.o...
    General Motors Corp. will shift more production of vehicles bound for the U.S. market to China, Mexico, South Korea and Japan, but will keep total imports at roughly one-third of all sales here.
  • Patent1 Bill 2012/07/14 05:27:42
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/14 12:27:54
    Bill
    You must be really stupid. The "PREZ" gave them the bailout money to keep them in business and they use the money in Mexico? Is Obama just watching this go right by him and sayin, "Ho Hum. I can't stop them," Do you want that money and jobs going to Mexico?
  • Patent1 Bill 2012/07/16 03:45:21
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/16 13:02:29
    Bill
    {Name one business in which the prez, directly or indirectly, has any say whatsoever.}
    Several. GM, Chrysler, big banks, in general, student loans.

    {And outsourcing has run its course, and the jobs are starting to come back.}
    If so, why is GM taking OUR money and putting it into Mexico. Are you telling me that Obama is impotent and powerless and can't say to his JOBS ADVISOR and others that took government money to save the companies and AMERICAN jobs
    that they should NOT outsource? When banker get big bonuses out of that bailout money, the Left complains and whines relentlessly. You tell them to shut up because Obama can't say anything about it because Obama can't tell themwhat to do.
  • JustThe... Patent1 2012/07/14 02:58:17
    JustTheFacts
    Your going to tell me Romney is never going to be president based on false lies, obama is our president now?

    I'm sorry I do not have time to read past your first sentence, but you discredit yourself so badly you lose all interest in reading the post based on factual reality.
  • Patent1 JustThe... 2012/07/14 04:57:22 (edited)
    Patent1
    Here are perfect examples of Romney outsourcing. And it was before he claims to have left Bain in 1999.

    http://www.care2.com/causes/r...

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/f...

    http://www.dailykos.com/story...

    Also bout Romney's outsourcing

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mi...

    Romney also outsourced state jobs while he was gov., and VETOED LEGISLATION TO STOP IT

    And anybody who believes the smoke and mirrors the RNC and Romney are spending millions to throw up is a fool. No one could possibly believe that a single individual who owned 100% of the stock, was chairman of the board, chief executive officer, president, and had listed himself as an "active participant" had actually left the company. Repugs and teabuggers have lost their damn minds. And lying to the SEC is a felony.
  • JustThe... Patent1 2012/07/16 01:04:12
    JustTheFacts
    Ha, funny. The obama ads have been proven false by the Washington Compost (of all people). Bain came out and said Romney was listed as CEO when he wasn't.

    And that is all stuff that doesn't even apply. That's why you just do not get it. The fact is - being CEO of a company is not even close to the same as being president. Although it is a lot more closely related to the position than someone who became president by planning picnics and stuffing food cabinets on the South Side of Chicago.

    Ha, what a joke! You have to attack Romney because this piece of sh!t potus has done NOTHING positive for anyone! He has destroyed our health care, eliminated more jobs than any other president, increased the debt exponentially, reduced job creators desire to hire, and sent MILLIONS of jobs overseas himself!

    You need to admit you have no idea what you are talking about and sit down in the corner until you're called upon, because you do not sh!t from shinola!
  • Patent1 JustThe... 2012/07/16 03:54:50
  • JustThe... Patent1 2012/07/17 01:20:11
    JustTheFacts
    Still no facts? Excellent!

    Look in the mirror and repeat it!

    Let's talk about why obama deserves re-election then Einstein! Name some reason for me to go vote for obama.....ready....GO!
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/12 19:51:12
    Bill
    +1
    Why doesn't Obama have any rich doners? Do they see that he is too stupid (finally) to be POTUS again? It seems that that is what you are saying.
  • Patent1 Bill 2012/07/12 23:01:06
    Patent1
    He does.
  • Bill Patent1 2012/07/12 23:20:52
    Bill
    +1
    Then what are you complaining about? Both have rich doners. So what?
  • JustThe... Bill 2012/07/13 02:16:37
    JustTheFacts
    +1
    Excellent! I smell Checkmate!!!! on that exchange!
  • Patent1 JustThe... 2012/07/13 03:12:48
    Patent1
    +1
    See above. Romney will never be president, and may be prosecuted for a felony.
  • JustThe... Patent1 2012/07/14 03:01:24
    JustTheFacts
    Ya, right.
  • Bill JustThe... 2012/07/13 13:45:28 (edited)
    Bill
    +1
    See my reply to him (about Bain) above, buddy.
  • JustThe... Bill 2012/07/14 03:00:41
    JustTheFacts
    +1
    Where did this moron come from?

    Just like obama, has nothing positive to say and reaching for straws.

    How do we get people this stupid?
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