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Tuberville Gets Ripped A New One For Saying ‘Inner City’ Teachers May Not Be Able To ‘Read And Write’

Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville has long been known as a bigoted and idiotic piece of human waste, but comments he made during an appearance on Donald Trump Jr’s “Triggered” podcast are drawing almost universal criticism across the political spectrum.

During a discussion of education, Tuberville remarked, “The Covid really brought it out how bad our schools are and how bad our teachers are, in the inner city. Most of them in the inner city, I don’t know how they got degrees.”

He then added:

“I don’t know whether they can read and write. And they want a raise. They want less time to work, less time in school. It’s just, we’ve ruined work ethic in this country. We don’t work at it anymore. We push an easy life.”

Tuberville also let loose with this morsel of profound personal ignorance:

“If you can’t read and if you can’t write, you can’t live in a country like this and not have somebody help you make it through life, which is what a lot of this government wants.”

Keep in mind that before the state of Alabama elected him to the Senate, Tuberville was a college football coach. It’s safe to say he probably had some players who couldn’t read or write and needed help, too, but that’s OK because they had the athletic ability he needed to exploit in order to justify his salary, which was in the millions.

Oh, and it’s also instructive to know the following about the state of Alabama: It’s ranked 46th among the 50 states when it comes to its educational system. Kind of makes you wonder if more than a few of Tuberville’s constituents are also deficient when it comes to reading and writing skills.

One good thing did come from Tuberville’s bigoted remarks: The social media whupping he took.


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Boebert Slammed For Trying To Brainwash High School Students During Controversial Q&A Session

Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is in hot water for remarks she made recently during a visit to a high school in the town of Dolores.

According to a blistering op-ed from the Durango Herald, during a Q&A session Boebert held with students, the congresswoman got very ideological and seemed to be engaged in a form of brainwashing.

Like her or otherwise, Boebert is a polarizing politician. According to our latest news story, she spoke about “moral decay”; becoming aware of issues that could infringe on students’ rights; the Freedom Caucus, a conservative group of GOP representatives; and liberties infringed on during the pandemic. Apparently, she also told students they should know about those issues and let it motivate them to stand up for their freedom.

Come on! This is Boebert’s brand on stage in front of students without parents present.

The Herald notes that if she had really wanted to do some good for the students, she could have talked about how she went from financially struggling teen mother to member of Congress.

Boebert didn’t separate herself and her politics from the mechanics of government. Instead, she could have talked about her personal journey from a manager at McDonald’s to a representative in the hallowed halls of Congress. An inspirational story.

There’s also the matter of hypocrisy on Boebert’s behalf. She and many other conservatives have been complaining about how liberals want to push their political views on students. But isn’t that exactly what she did?

Before the assembly, some parents expressed concern about safety. It wasn’t that long ago – Oct. 3, 2022, to be exact – that Boebert said Durango schools had litter boxes for students who identify as cats at a Mesa County Republican Women’s luncheon. Parents had good reason to attend the assembly. More and more, parents are exercising their rights to know exactly what’s happening in school – public school, mind you.

If Lauren Boebert is going to lecture us all on what we should be teaching our children, maybe she should practice what she preaches and stop trying to “groom” kids with her right-wing hate and propaganda.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene And George Santos Introduce Legislation To Ban Books From Schools

Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) and George Santos (NY) have introduced legislation that would ban some books from public schools across the United States.

According to LGBTQ Nation, the bill is H.R. 863 and was filed last week by Rep. Cory Mills (R-FL), who claims the purpose of the law is to “end the sexualization of children in schools.”

The full text of the bill has not been uploaded to the Congressional database and Mills hasn’t posted it to his website yet, but its description says its purpose is “to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a publishing house from knowingly furnishing sexually explicit material to a school or an educational agency, to prohibit Federal funds from being provided to a school that obtains or an educational agency that distributes sexually explicit material, and for other purposes.”


The bill also dovetails with right-wing fear about “pornography” in schools. Many right-wing activists over the past several years have called any book that discusses sexuality at all “pornography,” including books that discuss non-heterosexual family structures. The language has been used to raise the stakes as conservative parents try to get books by LGBTQ+ authors banned from school districts.

Of course, schools aren’t distributing porn to students and never have. But it seems that some right-wing Republicans (i.e. the majority of the party) are eager to try and suggest otherwise in a desperate attempt to appear they have any original ideas about what young people should learn while in school.

Ironically, Santos is openly gay. Which makes you wonder why Greene has suddenly become his BFF. After all, she has repeatedly claimed that LGBTQ Americans are trying to “groom” children in an attempt to recruit and sexualize them.

Santos has even said that same-sex couples should not be allowed to raise children, telling conservative host John Stubbins:

“The family unit has been under attack for decades, decades. In different ways, right? The flavor of the decade is same-sex couples. ‘Oh, that’s so OK!’ Look, to each their own, I don’t have anything against that but they’re teaching in school how kids that, you know, you don’t need a mommy and a daddy, you can have two mommies, you can have two daddies. I think that’s a little much for kids, right?”

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Boebert Says She’s Still Angry With Biden For Shutting Down Schools In 2020 – Before He Became POTUS

Bless her little ignorant heart, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R) just can’t help but humiliate herself on a regular basis because, quite simply, she’s an imbecile.

Boebert is lashing out (as she often does) at President Joe Biden for remarks he made during Tuesday’s State of the Union about how bad things were in the U.S. during the worst days of the COVID pandemic.

At one point, the president directly referenced, “When schools were closed,” adding, “Our schools were robbed of so much.”

That led the Boebert to accuse Biden of being the one who closed them, even though that would have been impossible because schools began closing in 2020 while failed one-term former president Donald Trump was still in office.

“When schools were closed.” – Biden Hey Joe, YOU CLOSED THEM!

Nope. Not even remotely true, as PolitiFact pointed out:

That is inaccurate. School closures began in spring 2020 when former President Donald Trump was still in office, and those decisions were made by state-level education officials and governors. 

“State leaders govern education in the U.S., and the federal government has very little say in what decisions governors or education chiefs make about schools,” said Christine M. T. Pitts, of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at Arizona State University.

Inaccurate. That could easily be Lauren Boebert’s middle name because when she isn’t losing grasp of recent history, she’s just flat-out making shit up and/or spreading conspiracy theories that have absolutely no basis in fact or reality.

Of course, Bobert’s middle name could also be Moron, because she certainly qualifies on that count, too. Hell, she makes Marjorie Taylor Greene look like damn particle physicist!

Twitter users quickly leveled out Bobo’s internet karma, making sure to let her know that the only difference between her and a 2-watt bulb is that the bulb is at least somewhat bright, especially in total darkness such as exists in the space between the congresswoman’s ears.

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Republican Says Children Should Have To Work For Their Free School Lunches

Ron Mendive is an Iowa Republican state legislator who is sick and tired of children in his state getting free school lunches without having to do anything to earn them other than show up for classes.

So Mendive has done the all-too-typical GOP thing and wants to have kids work for their school lunches, according to a startling report from The Daily Beast.

“If we could find a way for the students to work to earn credits for their school lunch, I don’t think we’d see any of the waste we do in that program because it doesn’t mean much,” he said during an education committee meeting on Tuesday.

Mendive did not say whether he envisioned first graders sweeping floors or wiping down tables to pay for meals. He also did not indicate how he would get around Idaho child labor laws, which say children must be at least 14 for non-agricultural work. The law is supposed to be enforced by local school boards as well as by probation officers.

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Mendive is so far to the extreme right that he merits a perfect 100% rating from the American Conservative Union for saying things such as this about a woman’s right to choose, which he equates with prostitution:

“Prostitution is a choice, more so than an abortion would be. No one is forced into that.”

Of course, Mendive isn’t willing to discuss any specifics about his plan, such as what sort of work he thinks kids should have to do in order to eat, and his idea also suggests that perhaps parents also need to be charging their children for the room, board, and food they provide. After all, mommy and daddy won’t always be there, and kids need to learn the valuable job skills they’ll need to start working the minute they matriculate out of elementary school.

Then again, maybe the real lesson to be found in this moronic suggestion from Rep. Mendive is to insist that he work even when he retires and goes on Social Security. Because why should hardworking Americans have to support him? Hell, maybe he can even get a nice gig working as a janitor at a local school and clean the bathroom crappers for 10 hours a day in exchange for a couple of PB&J sandwiches.