“You know, Ms. Lacey, I’m a communist,”

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    Communist Teacher Blamed for Improper Cuba Trip - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com

    A THREE YEAR INVESTIGATION???? The posters weren't enough.? The trip wasn't enough? The insubordination? The statement?

    Tax dollars at work. :evil:
     
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    So how do we claim to be a FREE country if a teacher can't be a Communist?

    It is certainly curious that the Capitalists don't suggest that accounting be mandatory in the schools. Double-entry accounting is 700 years old. Can't these $300 netbooks handle it? They are only 3 times as powerful as a mainframe that cost $3,000,000 in 1980.

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    I wish my high school had organized a trip to Cuba. =\
     
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    My friend, I consider this to be a step in the right direction.

    With the attitude and multicultural sanctimony that drips from the mouth of the mayor of NYC, I'm surprised that there was any penalty issued.

    And consider the 'useful idiots,' to use Lenin's description of our less-than-anti-communism on this very board...

    "[Paul Hollander] is best known for his now-classic book Political Pilgrims, which examined the phenomenon of twentieth-century Western intellectuals who allowed themselves to be seduced and duped by radical revolutionary regimes of the most patent despotism and brutality. How and why did so many intelligent, cultivated, and educated people come to believe such obvious nonsense? Pilgrims was a tragicomic study of how the cherished ideas of the self-important can so easily overwhelm their common sense, and how education can serve to blind as well as to enlighten."
    Between Experience and Reflection by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal 27 April 2009
     
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    One wonders what the reaction would have been if he was an avowed Christian with a crucifix displayed in the class and was taking the kids to the Vatican or something. 3-years? Try 3 minutes....
     
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    Compare the evidence available for the existence of Karl Marx to that for the existence of Jesus Christ and see which has the higher reliability factor.

    I haven't see a photograph of JC yet. :lol:

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    Damn disciples forgot the Polaroid!
     
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    The thought police are here.
     
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    The "thought police"? You are really losing it. Teachers may not express political beliefs in the classroom. NO ONE is permitted to take children to Cuba. Those are not thoughts: they are unprofessional and illegal.

    How's the meltdown going truth? Take two aspirins and go kiss your Mao portrait.
     
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