Saturday, July 22, 2006

dead foreigners

* xymphora:
"It is only in the light of the ongoing crimes being committed by Israel in Lebanon that we can come to a full understanding of the real reason for the assassination of Rafik Hariri. "

* dead foreigners

* via Rimone (and D. earlier):
"‘So, as part of an education bill signed into law by Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida has declared that “American history shall be viewed as factual, not as constructed.” That factual history, the law states, shall be viewed as “knowable, teachable, and testable.”
‘Florida’s lawmakers are not only prescribing a specific view of US history that must be taught … but are trying to legislate out of existence any ideas to the contrary. They are not just saying that their history is the best history, but that it is beyond interpretation. In fact, the law attempts to suppress discussion of the very idea that history is interpretation…’
Other bill provisions place new emphasis on “ flag education, including proper flag display and flag salute” "
Rimone adds:
"moving right along, i wonder what happened to this line of thinking, come down from on high:
‘I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought… You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes.’
oh wait — the preznit said that about ‘intelligent design,’ so never mind. anyway, remember: stick to our government approved version of things and y’all will be fine. and stupid and narrow-minded and hateful of the Other but hey, that’s cool. god bless amerika!"

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