RUMORS ON THE INTERNETS  1:36 pm December 8, 2010

Glourious New Hampshire Saves Children From Sinful World of Literacy

by Benjamin Frisch

  • The brave parents of New Hampshire are protecting their kids from literacy by pulling their brood out of classes that require some Socialist fag-literature called Nickel and Dimed. [Fox News]
  • Did you know that tax increases can never, ever, increase government revenue? It’s a startling but true fact, and anyone that believes otherwise is just begging for a lynching, really. [ResistNet]
  • Former UN ambassador/mustache John Bolton thinks Obama is worse than all the WikiLeaks, combined. [The Guardian]
  • After twenty years of irrational self-interest, Ayn Rand’s Adventures in Wonderland is FINALLY being adapted into a three-part Twilight-style epic. [Visions To America]
  • Soon, Twitter will replace marriage as the most sacred institution in America. [WP]
 
Related video

Hola wonkerados.

To improve site performance, we did a thing. It could be up to three minutes before your comment appears. DON'T KEEP RETRYING, OKAY?

Also, if you are a new commenter, your comment may never appear. This is probably because we hate you.

{ 113 comments }

Crank_Tango December 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Well, is marriage in the Libarry o' congress? No. It isn't.

OC_Surf_Serf December 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Ayn Rand’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum's Grandiose Exaggerations of Self Worth

(fixed)

Terry December 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

So, here's the quote from the book that those parents are p.o.'ed about. She's writing about a church service she attended in Maine:

""It would be nice if someone would read this sad-eyed crowd the Sermon on the Mount, accompanied by a rousing commentary on income inequality and the need for a hike in the minimum wage. But Jesus makes his appearance here only as a corpse; the living man, the wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist, is never once mentioned, nor anything he ever had to say. Christ crucified rules, and it may be that the true business of modern Christianity is to crucify him again and again so that he can never get a word out of his mouth," Ehrenreich writes."

Actually, she makes a good point there.

elviouslyqueer December 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Ehrenreich's whole book is phenomenal, which is probably what pisses these morans off even more. She not only wrote about the economic disparities in the U.S., but she actually fucking LIVED them.

MistaEko December 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Oh don't worry. Living in New Hampshire, these kids will learn about economic disparities and the problem with minimum wage reeeeeeeeeeeeeall soon.

TheMightyHaltor December 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Not to mention she doesn't knock Christ so much as she does "Christians".

Lascauxcaveman December 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

She called him a wine-guzzling vagrant! Burn the witch!

Oblios_Cap December 8, 2010 at 2:01 pm

First they came for the wine-guzzling vagrants, so we burned the witches…

SorosBot December 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Wingnut people think that "socialist" is always an insult. This is because they are dumb.

genxr December 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

The comments a priceless. Jesus was never a socialist, because he never advocated FICA tax withholding on income. Jesus said we should only have private charities, and taught that the poor will always be with us, because they're lazy.

MistaEko December 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

It's remarkable. The saddest thing about the story is the kid actually being frustrated with the book and not just the parents – so you know the crazy has sat long and well and our children isn't learning. Everything about middle class poverty bounces off of him and all he can get is someone is questioning the guys who tout his lord.

Missyb9479 December 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm

"Mom, this book is making me think and question my assumptions. Make it stop!"

genxr December 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

"Don't worry, dear. We can home school you with a curriculum specifically chosen to teach you how your pre-conceived notions are all correct and don't need questioning, ever. You get an A+ in right-thinking with the like-minded!"

Gorillionaire December 8, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Indeed the book is superb. It is actually quite funny and gives a sweet, forgiving look at some of the troubled people she encounters. The follow up ("Bait and Switch") is good also but even gloomier because it basically describes the first ten years of my life after graduation.
Wingnuts should be made to read it like West Point students are made to read "Howl".

PsycWench December 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Bait and Switch will only be banned when it's a crime to be realistic AND depressing. So any day now.

transfatz December 8, 2010 at 11:15 pm

"Christ crucified rules"

The walrus is Paul.

elviouslyqueer December 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Um, Ben, the book controversy was in New Hampshire, not Texas. Still, wingnutty is as wingnutty does, regardless of locale.

finallyhappy December 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

oh, good, I read Texas and then read the article and saw New Hampshire- I thought it was my fever and headache but thank gooodness, it was just a wonketty error.

Oblios_Cap December 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I never thought of throwing down a book I was assigned to read in school and telling my mommy that I wouldn't finish reading it because it offended my delicate sensibilities.

Isn't it the point to read things outside your comfort zone and thereby learn how to "think" and formulate arguements when getting educated?

HistoriCat December 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm

That's socialism! Or maybe muslinism! I don't know which one but I'm against it.

elviouslyqueer December 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I tried that once, and was told by my mother that I not only to suck it up and finish it, but that I also had to write her a book report. The offending tome? Gone With the Wind.

Missyb9479 December 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Oh Lordy. I love GWTW the book (not so much the movie) but I can't even try to defend the insane racial and gender stuff going on in that book.

I hope your essay was on the fact that Rhett and Scarlett are perfect for each other because they are both giant assholes.

genxr December 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

It made me think, and I don't like it! I'll just be home-schooled and learn all about how my pre-existing beliefs are 100% correct.

BerkeleyBear December 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

You seem to have confused "gettin' an education" with actual inquiry and self-discovery. The former is the process of obtaining whatever piece of paper you need to undertake some task/career path. The latter is entierly optional in the American system and actively discouraged at a high number of institutions of "higher learning."

Redhead December 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm

When I started college in '03 (at a school known for being liberal, though I think it's reputation is not so accurate these days), we were assigned to read that book as incoming freshmen and then meet in small groups in our dorms the first week to discuss it.

So many kids threw hissy fits and got their parents to call the school that the school backed down and made it optional. This summer freshmen reading program (that they'd been doing for decades) was canceled shortly after, I believe. And most of the people who objected didn't like it because they disagreed – because "my daddy got himself where he is today with no help from anyone so Ehrenreich is wrong."

Beowoof December 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

None of that thinking shit going on, the parents won't stand for it.

Benjamin Frisch December 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm

When we saw the words "book controversy" our brain simply assumed Texas because we are terribly prejudiced against those illiterate rednecks. Your Wonkette regrets the error.

SorosBot December 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm

If it was Texas, the school would have capitulated, banned the book and fired the teacher who assigned it.

Lascauxcaveman December 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

As long as we're in a proofreading mood, that is a seriously whack spelling of 'glorious' in the headline. I don't think the Canadians even spell it that way.

dinkybossetti December 8, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I was going to ask my Canadian fiance if that is how they spell it up there.

Negropolis December 9, 2010 at 1:20 am

New Hampshire is the Texas of New England, anyway. So, same difference, I guess.

V572625694 December 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Praise Jeebus Greenspan, at last a movie version of Atlas Shrugged! Will it be 12 hours long, with — let's see — Jimmy Smits playing John Galt and reading the entire text of his speech? Cuz if they leave out so much as one word the authentickity of the whole thing will be called into question.

Seriously, wouldn't The Fountainhead, bad as it is, make a better movie? Bristol could play Dominique.

el_donaldo December 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Anthem made for a mediocre rock album – try to envision Rush making a six disc concept album of Atlas Shrugged

Lascauxcaveman December 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I'm seeing it more as a Broadway musical.

A really, really shitty Broadway musical.

mavenmaven December 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm

It might go over well if it was done with an Andrew Lloyd Weber book and a lot of sequins. "I love you Dagny/I loooove you/ the purest love/ a love to convert electrical energy into kinetic energy…"
OK, needs some work

SexySmurf December 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm

They did make The Fountainhead into a movie in the 1940s. Gary Cooper plays Howard Rourk, and Ayn Rand wrote the screenplay. I gave it two middle fingers up.

V572625694 December 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Patrician Neal, who was pretty hot in those days – or in “A Face in the Crowd,” a terrific movie – plays Dominique, I see, and from the look of the poster http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041386/, the writers understood what the quintessential moment of the story was:  she has her first-ever orgasm when Roark/Cooper rapes her. Obviously a feminist treatise.

SexySmurf December 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Here's a fun fact. Gary Cooper, who was a Republican and married at the time, had an affair with Patricia Neal during filming. When Patricia ended up preggers, he forced her to have an abortion.

genxr December 8, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Now THAT's Libertarian!

SorosBot December 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Smits is too nonwhite for the Libertatians to accept him.

OneYieldRegular December 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

The Fountainhead will almost without a doubt remain the better movie, given that Rand's original was turned inside out – to incredibly campy, hilarious effect – by the communist director of the film, King Vidor. One could only wish that someone like Philip Kaufman (or even better, John Waters) would have been chosen to do the same to "Atlas Shrugged," which is just begging for it.

SorosBot December 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Paul Verhoeven would be perfect, since he pulled a similar trick with Starship Troopers.

Beowoof December 9, 2010 at 12:02 am

I have never been able to bring myself to read Ayn Rand. After I learned who she was and what she thought, I thought why read something that will just piss me off. I am thinking I may have to break down and read at least Atlas Shrugged.

LakeAfflicted December 9, 2010 at 9:33 am

I got around that by reading the Cliff's Notes. The detached, clinical synopsis and analysis made it rather painless. It was sort of the difference between reading a medical text on horrible necrotizing infections, versus having to actually observe (and smell) a horrible necrotizing infection yourself.

V572625694 December 9, 2010 at 11:06 am

Spare yourself Atlas Shrugged. At least The Fountainhead has sexy babes and manly architects with their shirts off, and a is about a thousand pages shorter.

charitablearm December 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Hey Jerks! Texas has many problems, but that news story isn't one of them. "New Hampshire" is right in the freaking headline!! Get with the program.

There's no way that book would ever get that far into a Texas school.

Maman December 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Nor would Dick and Jane unless Dick was rewritten to include a gun rack on the back of his trike.

Serolf_Divad December 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Nice cut n' paste job, there Resistenet. Nothing says crazy, hyperbolic, unbalanced screed like a liberal smattering of gratuitous enjambment.

V572625694 December 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Hard to make it past this subhead:

"Thanks to Dick Morris for bringing this to our attention…"

I think the ladies don't know you don't have to hit "Return" when you run out of room at the end of the computer screen.

ph7 December 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

'Wine-Guzzling Vagrant and Socialist'

Will there be any bartenders up there in Heaven?
Will the pubs never close, will the glass never drain
No more D.T.'s and no shakes
And no horrors
Very next morning you feel right as rain
God loves a drunk, for ever and ever, amen

johnnymeatworth December 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

"Will they have Mogen David in heaven?
Dear Lord, we'd all like to know.
Will they have Mogen David in heaven?
If they don't who the hell wants to go?"
–Larry Gatlin

Beowoof December 9, 2010 at 12:03 am

I may even want to go if I can keep my attitude adjusted without turning my liver into a lump of dusty coal.

ttommyunger December 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Mustache wrangler and Otter look-alike John Bolton says Obama is worse than Wilileaks? When did Barry get busted for finger-banging a couple of Danish Tarts (Redundant?). Does Michelle know about this? Is Bolton just jealous? Why am I asking you?

BerkeleyBear December 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

The otter visual is a good one – although he's the evil otter, obviously.

Maybe texting Scarlett Johannson is unprotected "thumb sex" in Bolton's world? I mean, I don't think Obama wears finger condoms when he uses his Blackberry, and there is that whole jungle fever angle to consider.

ttommyunger December 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Big time!

MissTaken December 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I'm definitely considering that whole jungle fever angle right now. Mmm…..yes….mmmm…..nap time!

Beowoof December 9, 2010 at 12:05 am

Was Bolton the evil otter in Florida that chased around and bit the kid trying to video him. Maybe someone from the Bush administration will wind up where the belong at the vet for the needle.

ttommyunger December 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

Rabies could explain Bolton's bizarre behavior, fer sure.

Lucidamente1 December 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm

New Hampshire had been making such progress in not being New England's retarded little brother. Now this.

V572625694 December 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm

There's always Maine.

TheMightyHaltor December 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm

If less taxes = more revenue, let's reduce taxes to zero and wait for infinity revenue to start rolling in!

Rarian Rakista December 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I want to add my own.

Drinking booze together saves relationships.
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-alcohol-roman

SayItWithWookies December 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I've read the whole damn Bible — every incestuous, child-murdering, rape-victim-stoning, fratricidal, racist, xenophobic, begat-ridden, ignorance-endorsing, fatalistic, myopic, hedonistic, misbegotten, drivel-soaked, hypocrisy-loving, self-contradictory, mythological, reason-deprived, glitter-worshipping, genocidal, misogynistic fucking page — several times. So the poow widdle Chwistians who can't abide seeing anybody cwiticize the current crop of scribes and Pharisees can go smoke a pole.

Lascauxcaveman December 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm

That, my friend, is an IMPRESSIVE array of adjectives.

SexySmurf December 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm

You forgot homophobic. How could you forget homophobic?

SayItWithWookies December 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Crap. Don't worry though, I'll include it when I inscribe it on Stone Mountain.

CthuNHu December 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Among the sayings and discourses imputed to Him by His biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others, again, of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same Being. I separate, therefore, the gold from the dross; restore to Him the former, and leave the latter to the stupidity of some, and roguery of others of His disciples. Of this band of dupes and impostors, Paul was the great Coryphaeus, and first corruptor of the doctrines of Jesus.

T. Jefferson

transfatz December 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Needs more thumbs up.

GeneralLerong December 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm

You and Mark Twain, dude.

"[the bible] is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.

But he really got going in The Mysterious Stranger, eh?

SayItWithWookies December 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

That was way cool — Letters from Earth is even more ranty though — even shocking in its spitting disgust for religion. Now I'm gonna have to go dig it up and read it again.

transfatz December 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm

I can see you've really read it.

transfatz December 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm

The Good Book.

Oblios_Cap December 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I had to go to the Ayn Rand article. It's amazing how few comments there are. One person was aghast (!) at the parallels between these modern times and Ayn's 'masterpiece".

What might those be, I wonder? Because I certainly can't see any.

Rarian Rakista December 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm

The same parallels they see when reading Jesus's bestseller the Bible, do you really think they have read more than a smattering of choice paragraphs in either?

Fare la Volpe December 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm

"People want me to do my job. I don't wanna 'cuz I'm special."

Wait, that might be Fountainhead. Which is the one where the Mary Sue protagonist blows up the apartment complex he built because someone was egregious enough to not like his design?

baxterthepug December 9, 2010 at 5:56 am

What's really funny is that Rand was an atheist and hated Christianity. Brinklely hated her, but today's so called conservatives probably don't know who he is.

mumbly_joe December 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm

And hilariously enough, the quoted passage isn't actually un-Christian, it's just anti-the modern day Pharisees that call themselves Christians. Erenrich (who I certainly agree is obnoxious on other accounts) was excoriating the church for pretending the social justice messages that fill out the entire New Testament just don't exist, because it's inconvenient. "Wine-guzzling" might have been a bit inapt, but it's hardly a stretch to go from "It's easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven" to socialism, y'know.

I dunno, must've struck a nerve or something.

binarian December 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm

The teacher who added this book to his or her curriculum clearly had unrealistic expectations for her students. Also, I'm betting this kid was just looking for a reason not to read this book, knew his parents mind set and knew this strategy would work. Well done, boy.

WhatTheHeck December 8, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Twitter will replace marriage as the most sacred institution in America

And do you take this twat to be your lawfully wedded husband? I thought not.

jim89048 December 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm
ShaveTheWhales December 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I dunno about twitter, but these could revolutionize cold-weather finger-banging.

jim89048 December 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm

That was my first thought upon seeing them. Or rolling blunts, but I don't know anything about rolling blunts.

SexySmurf December 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm

The actor playing John Galt was on One Tree Hill. Was the dude who played Dean on Gilmore Girls not available?

genxr December 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Dang. I was really hoping Kirk Cameron would be available for the role.

SorosBot December 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm

"But finally he came home one day and said ‘I'm not reading this book, I'm done reading this book, I am not reading any more of this book,' and he slammed it down and said, ‘This is junk!'"

It's a miracle, we actually have a young teabagger; and he's got the petty petulant whining down pat.

edgydrifter December 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Funny, that tactic didn't work at all when I tried it with "Johnny Tremain" in 6th grade.

SorosBot December 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I should have tried that with Our Town; I was extremely offended by how boring that was.

Beowoof December 9, 2010 at 12:08 am

More high fructose and fries for the kid and pretty soon he will be another illiterate asshole riding his rascal around Washington.

hagajim December 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

They pulled their kids out because they didn't want them to realize that Mommy and Daddy were pulling in something less than $25K annually – but yet little junior still had his PS3 and Wii. Also – they didn't want the poor little kids to understand that this is their future working for their corporate overlords.

Dan December 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I grew up in that town and believe me, they ain't hurting. THEY ARE THE OVERLORDS.

BornInATrailer December 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Awesome, my town makes a Wonkette article.

CthuNHu December 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Ah, Bedford. Home to "Gays can't make a PB&J sandwich" John Cebrowski, Keith Murphy, King Tut lookalike (the mummy, not the mask) Moe Villeneuve and a cast of thousands of entitled upper-middle-class egotists who judge people's worth not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their wallets. I gather your new senator Ray White is pretty much a whackjob, too.

But hey, dinner at the BVI kicks ass. Or so I hear, I don't fart Krugerrands.

BornInATrailer December 8, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I'm fairly certain this town is 100% assholes, myself included. Sadly, I appear to be a very different form of asshole utterly incompatible with the vast majority.

Hey, at least Nancy "wriggling in excrement" Elliot wasn't ours. Boy am I setting a low bar right there…

Dan December 8, 2010 at 9:44 pm

We've still got Sarah Silverman, right? RIGHT?! Anything?

Uhgg… grew up there and finally escaped two years ago… to Manchester.

gurukalehuru December 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Merry Wine Guzzling Vagrantmas, everybody!

MistaEko December 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Three parts?! I guess the kajillion-page monologue requires its own 2-hour flick.

/seriously, Harry Potter overstepped its bounds breaking up book 7.

Rotundo_ December 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

A Wholly (unpleasant) Trilogy. It is amazing that these idiots still lap up Ayn's droppings like manna from above: If there is one thing that has been designed into the system, hell the whole of society it is this: Individuals are dispensible. Most of the assholes reading this drivel see themselves as Galt railing against a society leaching away their just rewards for being special. They are not special, even people who know them do not consider them special (although, if they are big enough assholes, they may not get told so to their faces). The idea that if the wealthy suddenly decided to go on strike, that civilization would go on strike is an amusing fairytale. Some other schmuck would walk into Galt's office and pick up the pen and move on.

dinkybossetti December 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm

From the Union-Leader (NH's own horrifyingly bad newsrag), the father of the kid who refused to read Nickle and Dimed said this:
"Nobody gets out of the hole in this book," Taylor said. "Really, is that the message we want to teach children in Bedford, who of all Americans ought to be capitalists, and produce the wealth that other people enjoy?"

I'm just wondering if anyone can help me understand what the hell this means. I'm confused on at least 2 points:
1. I live very close to Bedford, and I'm not sure what about the children in Bedford makes this man think they have more of a – searching for the correct word here – right(?) or responsibility(?) to be capitalist than any other Americans.
2. Why would you want your kids to produce wealth for other people to enjoy? That sounds like socialism, sharing with other people the wealth that you yourself created. Shouldn't your kids try to produce wealth that only they can enjoy?

Any help with these mysteries would be greatly appreciated.

JustPixelz December 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Those NH parents are so dedicated to protecting their kids. Reading that liberal swill, meeting with the principal, talking to Fox News. They'll do anything to make that school the best it can be. Well, except pay higher taxes to fix the building.

But eventually this 16 year old bubble boy will burst out and take a gander at the intertubes. What a day that will be!

GeneralLerong December 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm

"just begging for a lynching, really"

OK, I'm still laughing about that one. Thanks!

And I foresee so-o-o-o-o many occasions in the future when I can trot it out and enjoy it all over again.

Now, back to re-reading Griftopia…

lochnessmonster December 8, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Those parents probably listen to the SteveDahlShow podcast…it's right in the show jingle..reading is for losers, everybody knows…

Tundra Grifter December 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Since government revenues increase when taxes decrease, we just need to cut the tax rates to zero and our governments will have all the money they need.

Am I right or am I right?

Then we can all work on losing weight by eating more…

transfatz December 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm

"Then we can all work on losing weight by eating more…"

I've got my best man on it.

donner_froh December 8, 2010 at 8:28 pm

ResistNet: "Coburn, Crapo, and Gregg are laboring under the grand illusion that tax increases can reduce the deficit."

Deficits are bad unless Mitch McConnell says they are good.

I hope that's clear for everyone.

SorosBot December 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm

They're suffering from a Grand Illusion? Then don't be fooled by the radio, the TV or the magazines; they show you photographs of how your life should be, but they're just someone else's fantasy.

PsycWench December 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

This family was equally furious when their son had to read "Huckleberry Finn" because of the constant use of the n-word and the tacit acceptance of slavery and the portrayal of a child who had to deal with an alcoholic father. Right?

BornInATrailer December 8, 2010 at 8:49 pm

12 steps, 12 disciples. Symmetry, baby.

transfatz December 8, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Don't Read or Die!

deanbooth December 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm

These people live in myth world, where the Jebus myth has been blended with the America-as-the-land-of-freedom-and-equal-opportunity myth. It doesn't matter that their myth is completely detached from both the Bible and American history — since it is sacred, any facts that go against it are rejected as blasphemy.

Negropolis December 9, 2010 at 1:18 am

Live free, or die trying is what I always say. And 50 Cent. Also.

melvin68 December 9, 2010 at 2:21 am

Jordan Henderson is a complete pussy. He must get his ass kicked at least twice a week.

BerkeleyBear December 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

"And if this happens again in college, well you just trash the teacher who hurt your feelings in evaluations and make a stink and they'll never get tenure, darling."

Beowoof December 8, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Isn't that the truth. Student evaluation of teachers turns the job into who gives the easiest A and is the most entertaining. When you live this reality it is apparent who is and who isn't teaching critical thinking.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: