What makes so many Americans proud of their ignorance? — Dr. Helen Dole
How come in all these [war] movies the Germans and the Japanese are always the smart ones, and the Americans are the dumb ones, and still the Americans win the war? — Alton Darwin
(Answers on the back)
It has been a concern for years and I have tried to spread the warning in earlier posts, but here we go again.
Texas represents two major themes in this controversy. First, being the second most populist state in the union, Texas commands a major role in the content and publication of learning materials, not just in Texas, but throughout the country: after all, publishers don’t want to lose profits by printing one textbook for Texas and another for the rest of the United States.
I didn't read in my history textbook about the Japanese
internment until I was about to graduate from college (and even
then the book we used was banned from the public High Schools).
The irony here is that my father enjoyed dividing his time between
his lounge chair and taking long drives all over the southwest.
I had seen the remains of the internment camps and was aware of
the fact that my country wasn't always exceptional .. or even
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I was struck by the difference between the intelligent and thoughtful discourse of the late Frank Zappa and the bumbling inanity of Louie Gohmert.
Here is a recent glimpse into the mind of Louie Gohmert. It’s amazing to think that this country is being governed by the likes of this idiot:
I just had to add this followup from the great Steven Colbert (sorry for the embedded advert):
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