I'm a fan of the moon and Jonathan Franzen.
@hockeymom I see no way that drugs were *not* involved in the making of a playlist consisting of 50 versions of the same song.
By hockeymom on Parents Pull Kids From School To Protest Barbara Ehrenreich, Eric Schlosser, Bill Ayers and Justin Bieber
Report from the front lines:
Our school district adopted this program this year. The first test was on Washington Irving's, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" . My 13yr old (not a terrific reader) was in tears because she couldn't get through it. They used the original text and if you read it, it is pretty challenging. So, she took the test and came home with an F. I freaked (much like Arne Duncan described), emailed the teacher, asked if my kid should get a tutor, if she was going to fail middle school, and basically carried on as if our lives were over. I got a very nice email back telling me to calm the hell down, and that all parents should be patient. I got the impression it was a form letter, but in any case, I calmed the hell down. PRIVILEGE ALERT.
The result is, she is now at a B-, she's read a variety of authors including Poe, Langston Hughes and Guy de Maupassant. And, she's into it. She actually went to our bookshelf and looked to see if we had any of the authors at home.
I don't know if it's a good program or a bad program. I can only report that my child is interested in reading for the first time, so that's a win in my book. Also, I've been monitoring her closely for brainwashing and as far as I can tell, unless the message is "One Direction is better than The Beatles", there is no apparent brainwashing. However, if Common Core IS a front for 1D, they are more evil than anyone realizes.
Why, Sonny, I remember when you had to get out of your chair to change the channel.
"Channels." Like on a TV.
I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe... Dust bunnies piled high under the dresser of your son. I swept mouse droppings in the dark under the basement refrigerator. All those... chores... will be left for humanity, like tears... in... rain. Time... to die.
Whoops, turns out 2 of the 16 residents are part of an interracial couple.
Can he be equally fired for using "repress" when he meant "suppress?"
I worry about Germans rallying around what they dislike.
I'm hoping to launch a magazine to finally give voice to people who want to punch German journalists in the cock.
By KarenUhOh on Piss Bouncy
"The subjects tested also confirmed that urinal cakes are not made from bubble gum."
"Please direct all angry tweets and emails to TLC."
I always do.