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Posted: 7/23/2001 10:35:50 AM EDT
"While Johnny and Jill may not be learning how to read, they are learning that: teachers are underpaid, God is irrelevant, big business is ruining the environment, the Bible says driving an SUV is a sin, rewards should be based on need rather than performance, bisexual individuals are under the command of unstable genes, the Alamo was a great Mexican victory, society rather than the individual is responsible for crime, saving the sucker fish is more important than saving farmers, teachers' pay should be doubled, a diversity of cultures and languages is America's strength, Thomas Jefferson was a racist, two plus two equals whatever, competition is destructive, the right to be wrong makes wrong right, the Boy Scouts are a hate group, Ronald Reagan is responsible for the disappearance of the dinosaurs, the Catholic Church is a hate group, defending yourself promotes violence, the government is the source from which all blessings flow, Southern Baptists are a hate group, high taxes are good for America, equality is more important than excellence, carbon dioxide is poisoning the world, cops hate black people, putting a condom on a cucumber is child's play, the Salvation Army is a hate group, the Constitution is obsolete, God is a homophobe, porpoises are smarter than people, the Constitution requires the government to censor religious speech, taxes are the same as charitable contributions, boys and girls are exactly the same except girls are better, the toleration of evil is a virtue, moral discernment is a hate crime, cutting taxes is like stealing from poor people, American Indians would not have polluted the environment even if they had known how, George Washington was a racist, rich people enjoy stomping on poor people, the condom is mightier than the conscience, Christopher Columbus infected the natives with syphilis, one person's opinion is as good as any other, the American Constitution was written by racists and sexists, Ronald Reagan is responsible for the spread of AIDS, teachers should be paid as much as NFL quarterbacks, sex between consenting children is inevitable, all sexual orientations are created equal, religious people are bigots, in the beginning there was a big explosion, a family is any collection of oddballs living under one roof, the right to kill babies is in the Constitution, it is un-American to have more than someone else does, the only hope of the world is for workers everywhere to unite, and it is the constitutional responsibility of government to provide jobs, housing, clothing, condoms, hot lunches, living wages, family leave, child care and band-aids to all citizens." --Linda Bowles
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 10:44:49 AM EDT
Hey! Isn't that the Democratic Party platform?
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 10:49:34 AM EDT
Hey there my friend. You're still facing the choir. And we agree with you. Where did you find this jewel? Semper Fi
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 11:04:45 AM EDT
I'm not too wild about the teacher part. I never expected to get rich teaching. That's not why I do it, but I would like to earn enough to make up for rising health costs, so that I don't come out further behind each year. After 5 years of teaching, I make just over 30k a year, including my coaching duties, and two club sponsorships. Even in Wyoming, that is tough to raise a family on. Don't tell me that I only have a part time job either. I work from 7:30a.m. to 6:00pm, not including weekend trips during my coaching seasons. I'm not bitch'in here, just trying to get a point across, that my job is not a free ride. BTW, I don't belong to any teachers unions. I refuse to let one penny of mine go to any anti-gun group. Teaching is a job, guns are my life! guns762
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 11:13:02 AM EDT
Guns762, you're right. My sister has been a teacher for 20 years now, has a Master's degree, and just barely makes $30k. She is a good teacher, too. The statement above is the "politically correct" chant, though. What it really means is that "school [i]administrators[/i] don't earn enough money, so raise teacher's pay so we can raise ours even more". Can't come out and say that, though. Oh, off topic, but by and large the Founding Fathers were racist and sexist by todays standards. Good thing the late 1700's didn't run by todays standards, isn't it?
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 11:21:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 11:35:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/23/2001 11:35:34 AM EDT by guns762]
Originally Posted By DK-Prof: Guns762 I've always wondered this - but don't know. What do you do over the summer? Do you get paid, or not - are there lots of other things that you still do? I have no idea how that works for teachers, but I often wonder. Since I'm a university professor, people often think I work very little when I tell them I only teach from September to December every year. Somehow they imagine I don't do anything the rest of the year - little do they realize that my job is really to do research, and teaching is a very minor part of my job. I coudl be the best teacher in the school, but if I don't publish, I will be fired. At least I like teaching, and I'm good at it. [:)]
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I get my pay checks divided up over 12 months. I worked a few summers, but never made enough to justify the child care that I have to pay for if I worked. I stay home with my boys(2 and 7), and take care of the housework, and yardwork. It saves me about 300 a month in child care. So, its like I make 300 a month for just playing with my boys. My wife loves it; she never has to lift a finger during the summer. Easy to plan vacations too. BTW, I too love to teach. I'm lucky, I look forward to almost every day that I go to work. guns762
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 12:25:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 12:29:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The Beer Slayer: Actually i think the bible supports driving SUV'S. Jesus rode a donkey. mike
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Would that be a Savior Utility Vehicle? [:D]
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 12:33:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The Beer Slayer: Actually i think the bible supports driving SUV'S. Jesus rode a donkey. Donkey's were the original Jeeps. mike
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Link Posted: 7/23/2001 12:41:02 PM EDT
I would have e-mailed this to my democrat friends,but I'm prejudiced,I hate democrats and I'm not friends with any.So....I e-mailed this to my conservative friends instead [:D]
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 12:57:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Phoenix5: I would have e-mailed this to my democrat friends,but I'm prejudiced,I hate democrats and I'm not friends with any.So....I e-mailed this to my conservative friends instead [:D]
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Amen Brother.
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