“Mostly harmless.”

6 comments to “rklindell”

  1. Gully Foyle says:

    “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” right? Said of Earth, shortly before it was demolished to make room for a new interstellar offramp, or some such.


    You’re just offensive enough, intellectually or otherwise. You’ve gotta try harder if you’re going to move up the AMG Batshit Crazy Scale, Arkey. I’m not the AMGLOLZ Guy (well, I suppose I could be. Hmmmmmmm.) Otherwise, I’m just sayin’.

    But hey, Mr. (or Ms.) AMGLOLZ (assuming for the moment that I am not you and you are not me), when are you going to turn your attention to Tom McLauglin? This guy is a TEACHER, for chrissake, and as much as the rightwingies love to crap all over teachers for their “liberal viewpoints,” what do you say about a teacher who tells his middle-school class that Sarah Palin’s viewpoints are the intellectual equivalent of President Obama’s?

    Check it out:

    “A couple of days later I said to the class: “Sarah Palin criticized President Obama’s new nuclear policy saying, ‘It’s kinda like getting out there on a playground, a bunch of kids, getting ready to fight, and one of the kids saying, “Go ahead, punch me in the face and I’m not going to retaliate. Go ahead and do what you want to with me,”’”

    ” “Good for her,” said a boy. “Is she going to run for president?”

    ” “Maybe,” I said. “I’m sure she’s thinking about it. Who agrees with Sarah Palin on this?” I asked.

    “A scattering of hands.

    ” “Who disagrees?”

    “Another scattering. Most did not to have an opinion one way or the other.

    “The next day, I told the class that President Obama responded to Sarah Palin’s criticism. “He said, ‘Last I checked, Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues.’” I paused and let them chew on that.”

    Here’s the link from AMG: http://tommclaughlin.blogspot.com/2010/04/obamas-nuclear-policy.html

    Golly Gee, Mister Supersmart Teacher — Who do you suppose got the “A” in that class???? I don’t suppose it could just possibly be the “boy” who said, “Good for her. Is she going to run for president?”

    Seriously, you have someone teaching middle school students who “suggests” to them that Sarah Palin is intellectually qualified to be President of the United States???

    And this is the stuff that he posts online — Do you think that his indocrination of this captive audience is in fact much more extreme than his own intended-to-be-banal description of his conduct of his class.

    That said, I am sorry, Arkeylindell. I didn’t mean to lose you in this response — you’re just going to go deeper into Crazytown to get the disrespect you seem to think you deserve.

  2. amglolz says:

    On this one I disagree. I don’t think teachers like McLaughlin have as much influence over students as they would like to think. I remember teachers like him in school – I mostly just ignored them. And I feel that kids need to learn how to think for themselves eventually, and if they’re going to encounter ideologues in life they might as well start in middle school. If a parent thinks their kid should understand that Sarah Palin is a huckster cashing in on people’s fears, the parent can explain it themselves.

    And if McLaughlin does manage to bring a few middle schoolers over to the Palinista crowd for life, I doubt those kids could have ended up anywhere else eventually. How many people have the same political views and heroes that they did when they were 14? If they do, they’re probably in tune with the oversimplified worldview that tilts them them into the Palin camp anyways.

    I think there’s a lot McLaughlin has said that can be made fun of, don’t get me wrong. But I don’t think he’s going to turn your middle schooler into tea bagger.

  3. rklindell says:

    Excellent post. As a thank you I have penned the following Vogon poem in your honor: (It is not very good, but it is VOGON poetry…)

    See, see the ROFLAMO sky
    Marvel at its big blue depths.
    Tell me, Shea do you
    Wonder why the jackass ignores you?
    Why its foobly stare
    makes you feel crazy.
    I can tell you, it is
    Worried by your AsMaineGoeslolz! facial growth
    That looks like
    A Democrat.
    What’s more, it knows
    Your Gunther potting shed
    Smells of shite
    Everything under the big ROFLAMO sky
    Asks why, why do you even bother?
    You only charm AMGLOLZs.

  4. amglolz says:

    It has been a long time since i have read Vogon poetry of that caliber. But don’t tell me you’re one of those that thinks I’m Shea Gunther :(

  5. rklindell says:

    Call it poetic license..

  6. amglolz says:

    I’m going to have to report you to the Obama administration. Conservatives aren’t allowed poetic licenses any longer. They have all been revoked.

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