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Public school teachers gone wild!
Last month, the unhinged government school teacher of the month award went to Jay Bennish a left-wing, anti-war screecher/teacher who
used his high school world geography class in the Denver area as a Bush-bashing bully pulpit.
This month, the leading nominee is one Steve White. Like Bennish, this public school teacher reportedly strayed far from his core
subject he's an eighth grade science teacher in Alabama in order to subject his students to his flaming, anti-war, anti-conservative views.
As I noted on my blog over the weekend, White showed his class a profane, left-wing video film attacking the White House, Republican
politicians, and conservative commentators. Posted at filmstripsinternational.com, the clip first surfaced on the Internet in 2004. While a song
titled "A hole" warbles in the background, the film derides the president and his Cabinet. The slideshow is a compendium of Bush
Derangement Syndrome sufferers' pet causes, complete with paranoid Halliburton references, swipes at the Fox News Channel, and moldy
Michael Moore-esque platitudes about Saddam Hussein and the war in Iraq. The Athens News-Courier, which broke the story, noted: "The
word a hole is sung nine times and shown on screen 11 times; the s-word is used once and someone is shown 'flipping a bird' once.
One parent was livid when she received a forwarded e-mail with the clip. Christy Jackson told the News Courier that when she contacted her
son's principal to complain, she was told White had been "reprimanded." That's it. In fact, the school district had known about the teacher's
misconduct for a month and the matter was quietly shunted off to the superintendent as a "personnel matter." One school insider told me the
state school board was not notified until after the story broke in the local media last week.
The outrage is not merely that White introduced moonbat politics into his science classroom, but that he compelled his captive young
audience to endure personal politics of any kind. The offense is compounded by the teacher's blatant violation of school rules against
obscenity, along with the use of cockamamie Internet propaganda. And according to the parent who spoke up, Christy Johnson, White also
subjected her son to a bizarre political ultimatum: "I know of one instance where my son was told he couldn't leave the room without saying,
'John Kerry rocks,'" she said. "I think my son is entitled to his opinion, just like (his teacher) is. I don't think any issue should be forced on my
It now appears that White may have used another crude political video downloaded from the Internet in his classroom. In a follow-up story on
Tuesday, the News Courier reports that parents told school officials White showed students "an obscene video showing an animated Bill
The school district's refusal to disclose the nature of White's punishment smacks of partisan special treatment. White just happens to be a
Democratic candidate for the District 4 seat on the state House of Representatives. School officials are refusing to take media inquiries about
White's punishment. Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Barry Carroll issued a terse, two-sentence statement on Friday: "The
matter at West Limestone is a personnel issue and has been dealt with. There are no additional comments."
But thanks to parents and the Internet, the case is not closed. Like the Bennish story, the White case is spreading across alternative media.
Taxpayer-funded school employees can no longer abuse their positions in secret. And the "local" news of public education run amok has
been globalized with the click of a mouse.
Sunlight, as always, is the best disinfectant. But if your government schools aren't willing to clean up the mess, there's always homeschooling.
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In Unhinged: Liberals Gone Wild
adj : affected with madness or insanity; [syn: brainsick, crazy, demented, distracted, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced]
The American Heritage Dictionary
*** Warning: Unhinged liberals are hazardous to the nation's health.
They're slashing your tires. Burning your lawns. Heaving pies at Republican pundits. Hurling racist epithets at minority conservatives. Nursing nutty conspiracy theories. And pining publicly for the murder of President Bush.
And they call us crazy?
In In Unhinged: Liberals Gone Wild, Michelle Malkin plays conservative Margaret Mead to the alien political creatures of the American Left. With uproarious detail and rollicking reportage, Malkin chronicles the bizarre world of leftists gone mad in their natural habitats: the mainstream media, academia, Hollywood, and Washington.
Unhinged unmasks liberals who've completely abandoned rationality and reality. They're taking chainsaws and bayonets to campaign signs. Running down political opponents with their cars. Setting fire to political opponents in effigy. Defacing war memorials. Swiping yellow ribbons off cars. And supporting the fragging of American troops.
In Unhinged, you'll meet:
- The Top 10 Unhinged Leftists, Celebrities, Media Liberals, and Politicians. - The Pennsylvania Democrat who repeatedly screamed "faggot" at his Republican opponents on the Senate floor. - The Florida Democrat who tried to run down former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris with his Cadillac. - The Democrat congressman who claimed the capture of Saddam Hussein was staged by GOP operatives to help the Bush re-election campaign. - The veteran newsman who claimed that Bush advisor Karl Rove and Osama bin Laden are working hand-in-hand to help the Republican Party. - And hundreds more unhinged liberals gone wild!
With wit, wisdom, and a bullet-proof vest, Michelle Malkin ruthlessly and raucously skewers the myths of liberal tolerance, peace, and civility. Unhinged shows how conservatives are driving their opponents mad. The good news for liberals? Self-help starts here.
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