Oh, and there’s another small line item they’re including: $8 for tinfoil.
You know–so us skeptics of the (unproven, untested, and bound-to-fail) Common Core standards will be able to make ourselves some tinfoil hats. Forget the fact that thousands of other parents and educators in the US are skeptics. According to you, any skeptic of the educational reform debacle is a paranoid, tinfoil hat wearing fool. From the Kansas City Star:
The $8 appropriation recommended Wednesday by a House education funding panel is only partly a joke.
It’s meant to make a point that some lawmakers aren’t too pleased by what they consider to be paranoia about new Common Core standards for public schools.
The tin foil amendment was put forth by committee chairman Rep. Mike Lair, a Republican from Chillicothe who is a retired teacher.
His measure states that the money would fund, quote: “two rolls of high density aluminum to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology.”
Last I checked, Mr. Lair is paid by the people he represents. You. Me. The taxpayer. So here is an open letter to Mr. Lair on behalf of the people he is picking on.
What a funny guy you are! Too bad the people of Missouri didn’t elect you to be a standup comedian.
No, the people of Missouri trusted you enough to give you their vote to send you to the state legislature so you could work on their behalf. For their good. They pay you to do so—and this is how you repay them.
They did not send you there to ridicule, belittle, and marginalize them, and yet this is what you choose to spend your time on? You actually write a “tinfoil amendment” to include $8 to provide those obviously whack-a-doo parents, educators and tax payers with the accouterments to make themselves a tinfoil hat.
Of course this is to protect their brains from mind reading. Alas, Mr. Lair, you and I know the truth, don’t we? These people don’t have brains–these folks are obviously idiots, right? They are idiots to care for their children’s education! They are idiots to be worried about untested and unproven standards that could very well set our students back by years. How dare we?!
This, Mr. Lair, is a flagrant example of the kind of pompous, patronizing rhetoric we see from people who don’t have to worry about their paychecks coming from the very people they are laughing at. People who like to use red herrings to take the attention off of the actual issue at hand.
The only thing worse than a paranoid person with a tinfoil hat is a legislator in Missouri named Mike Lair who thinks it’s okay to ridicule the very people who put him into office.
You, sir, should be ashamed of yourself. Maybe you’re high fiving other pompous policy makers, too; what’s better than biting the hand that feeds you? That’s political gold, isn’t it?
And to top it off, you used to be a teacher yourself!
Someone needs a hat here, but not the type you had in mind. A tall pointy one will do, and it can be made from that $8 tinfoil you are recommending to the people. We’ll put the word “DUNCE” on it.
And if the government sends out their black helicopters and is somehow able to pierce the protective foil shell, well, we needn’t worry that they find anything of substance in that skull.
You may well be a very smart man. But you’ll have a hard time proving it now.
Every Common Core Warrior in the United States.