"...widen the gap between the poor and a middle class."
I. Don't. Even.
The "quaint charm" of Confederate flags and overtly racist pro-gun bumper stickers defaces the area's natural beauty. The stupidity behind them helps keep SC at the very bottom of the failing US educational system and helps widen the gap between the poor and a middle class.
Could one suppose that Rep. Garry Smith has really never read the "Bible"; as it certainly contains more incest, murder, mayhem, adultery, and sex maxima than the books he found offense with. Or did his political grandstanding and the notoriety he gained from taking this action have more to do with it? You be the judge.
Higher Education, Tech and Cultural Subcommittee
FY 14-15 Appropriation Bill
Well worth your while to watch if you want to know how this censorship went down in committee.
scroll down on right to:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:15 pm
House Ways and Means Committee -- Ways and Means Committee part 3
start at 10 minutes:
10:15 Limehouse, Chair Subcommittee
13:20 Skelton, White advises that have to adopt lines before amend
14:30 Cobb-Hunter and Limehouse, White brief explanation
16:50 vote - adopted with one dissent Cobb-Hunter
then to 1 hour 28 minutes until the end of meeting
Skelton Amendment number 64.
10-13 motion failed.
Ms Cobb-Hunter refers to the following quote:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) “was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.”
“The quotation stems from Niemöller's lectures during the early postwar period. Different versions of the quotation exist. These can be attributed to the fact that Niemöller spoke extemporaneously and in a number of settings. Much controversy surrounds the content of the poem as it has been printed in varying forms, referring to diverse groups such as Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, Trade Unionists, or Communists depending upon the version.”
This is a special little piece of hate-mail dedicated to the dimwit with the handle "Jim Makeever," who demonstrates a special disinclination towards thinking. Let's discount all the racism talk (that means ignore it for present purposes) and just focus on the what-barely-passes-for-a discussion on politics in education: You'd rather have the current clown-college that's being run in Columbia involved in Higher Education to that extent?
I'm assuming it's because you choose to fall back on worn-out old rails like "damn liberal professors" and some rambling that probably involves the word "faggot," but it cuts the other way, and the fact that you choose to ignore it really shows what a toothless hick you are. If the legislature wanted to ban religion classes, or cut funding for a school until it did, well hey, we can always vote out the politicians? Any mention of Reagan in a Poli-Sci class? "Mr. President, tear down this Syllabus!" Hey, that sounds pretty good, let's move it into all education! Any mention of abstinence in sex-ed? Not on these tax dollars. Hell, I'm not even that comfortable teaching our kids about Roman history, because it's just too Jesus-y, so let's just cut that out too while we're at it.
I'm well aware that this diatribe is a fool's errand because you're too stupid to appreciate an issue without injecting your own biases, but the fact is that the schools need a higher level of independence than they are afforded in this state, precisely because their purpose is to educate young people and show them how to find and create knowledge, not to subject them to our own petty agendas. I'm sure that's what they taught you at college, right Jim?
Note: this rant is the product of putting up with people like ol' Jimbo, who are in fact the reason that we can't have nice things
McConnell would be perfect to head CofC, for all the wrong reasons. We need our universities to lead us into a complex future, and McConnell represents an oversimplified past when planters had absolute control over the lives of everybody else. While both of these schools have diversified their faculties and student bodies, they also have real problems coping with this diversity, and McConnell is no more fit to solve these kinds of problems than any lawmaker who thinks forbidding life drawing or censoring books will lead us forward.
MUSC- CofC merger isn't going to happen. Too much politics involved inside both schools. They both seem fine as seperate institutions.
Will fits in good with this anti-America paper. Typical liberal tripe if you don't see it my way your A racist because you live in South Carolina and your white. How many hundreds of years are people going to dig up the past and cry foul today.
Leaving the staff decide how they want things in our school systems is why our nation is so high on the world academic ladder...right?
At least we can vote a politician out of office but in the education system we are stuck with the duds for life while the good ones leave.
Actually pining for that would be racist. That is not what McConnell does. Meet the man and talk to him before assuming he is something he is not.
There is definitely nothing racist about a white person pining for the days when white people were allowed to own, rape, beat and kill black people with relative impunity.
I wonder if Will has ever met a white person that he does not automatically assume is racist? Oh, that wonder was brief.
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