America Revises Its History – It Got Rid Of The Bad Bits

flagCourtesy of Huffpo:

After facing months of intense scrutiny over a new Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) course outline that some conservatives perceived as containing anti-American biases, the College Board released a new framework for the class Thursday morning. This structure places more of an emphasis on concepts surrounding American national identity, the country’s founding leaders and documents and the effective role of free enterprise in U.S. history…

In other words, the conservatives didn’t like their history.

After deciding to redesign the course in 2006, the College Board released a new course outline last year that hit classrooms in the fall. It was designed by a committee of professors and teachers, and generated controversy from critics who said it took an overly critical approach to teaching American history.

In other words, the conservatives didn’t like their history.

The 2015 framework released Thursday directly responds to the fears of critics. As opposed to last year’s framework, it explicitly mentions the concept of American exceptionalism

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and emphasizes the names and roles of the founding fathers. Although this year’s framework highlights America’s positive influence on world, like its role in ending the Cold War, it includes about the same number of references to slavery as last year’s.

“Every statement in the 2015 edition has been examined with great care based on the historical record and the principled feedback the College Board received. The result is a clearer and more balanced approach to the teaching of American history that remains faithful to the requirements that colleges and universities set for academic credit. The new edition has been embraced by educators, including AP U.S. History teachers who reviewed it at the recent AP Annual Conference,” a statement from the College Board reads.

Oh yeah. And Michael Collins was shot by a black man with a semi-automatic in West Cork. Eamon de Valera was really a ballerina. The Titanic never sank.

I’m beginning to despair.

From the Huffpo comments:

John Krobar ·

Says who? You? History is what we want it to be and I want my country portrayed in a positive light in history books.

[H/T to Cheeriogirl at Politicalgates]

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Planned Parenthood Cruising The Streets Looking For Black Pregnant Women And Baby Parts – According To Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is doing a Trump on it and is trying to be as outrageous as she possibly can in order to garner some attention. She tweeted the following:

ppAnd that got her on The Factor with Bill O’Reilly.

Palin, sporting a very Trumpish combover, tried to justify why she had tweeted these symbols. It’s all political correctness absurdity according to greasy lips. Why should people be concerned with an old flag and not the poor black babies that are being butchered and having their baby parts sold.

pp1Bill wonders why she zeroed in on black babies (Bristol)??? Ah that’s easy – people are paying more attention to the flag and Cecil the lion. It makes perfect sense. To her.

pp2Bill believes that more black babies are aborted due to poverty. Sarah disagrees vehemently. It is all to do with Planned Parenthood finding targets. And those targets are “those who would be disadvantaged in some ways.” (Like being poor)? Eighty percent of PP “shops” are set up in minority neighbourhoods.

pp4 finishig her pointAnd she’s gonna finish her point…god damn it.

pp5PP are making women “fill” that they are not capable of giving their babies life. Yup, PP are cruising the streets looking for black, pregnant women and urging them to have abortions.

Bill asks her why she believes they are targeting minorities. Three times he asks her!

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Deer in the headlights stare

Her answer…too many people are deceived by PP. Even the President supports PP. PP are a bogus business and they are in it to make money. (Like SarahPAC)? PP is not needed according to this buffoon.

pp7-whyShut it down!!!!! Shut it down so that these people won’t get any contraception or healthcare and we’ll have black babies everywhere. Sarah Palin is very concerned about all black babies dontcha know.

I know who needs to be shut down and it ain’t PP.

Sarah never does answer why minorities are being targeted. Maybe black baby parts are worth more? Still no mention of Bristol’s fourth babby…

And Trump wants this woman in his cabinet!

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The Plan

I won’t give a date because some C4P eedjit might be waiting for me with a semi-automatic.

We arrive (daughter and I) in the Noe Valley. We have a full week to explore SF. Alcatraz is top of the list. I am furiously trying to research things to do in SF that are free… I have to keep DD away from the shops. I’m thinking hiking and cocktails in the happy hour. Lands End for a day. Marin County.

Then we start our train trip – Monterey for a day. SLO for two nights. I have booked a foodie tour there. Santa Barbara for two nights also and too. We’ll wing it.

Finally down to SD to visit my son. As he said, “This should be amusing.”

This is my last hurrah.

Hubby has told me that this is it. No more holidays…..

Oh, and fuck Sarah Palin.

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Busy

I should be in San Francisco this time next week. I’ve a lot to do in the next few days…

Eek.

And fuck Sarah Palin.

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He’s Got The Moves

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Sarah Palin’s FEC Filings Are Out For 2015

absAnd her filings are looking every bit as bad as Sarah.

fecThose receipts are drying up and she is still spending way more than she is taking in. :)

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Texas Assholes Now Claiming Sandra Bland Smoked Marijuana While In Custody!!!!

Courtesy of Reuters:

Sandra Bland, the black woman found hanging dead in a Texas jail days after a traffic stop, smoked or possibly swallowed a large amount of marijuana while in custody, her family’s attorney reported the district attorney as saying.

Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis made the disclosure in a text message to attorney Cannon Lambert, who has called the state’s autopsy on the Chicago-area woman defective, Lambert said.

“Looking at the autopsy results and toxicology, it appears she swallowed a large quantity of marijuana or smoked it in the jail,” Mathis said in a text message to Lambert that the attorney provided to Reuters.

Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the text. Repeated calls to Mathis’ office were not returned.

“This will of course be very relevant in any future criminal or civil litigation,” the message from Mathis to Lambert said.

Bland was pulled over on July 10 near Prairie View, Texas, northwest of Houston, for failing to signal a lane change. After the incident escalated into an altercation between her and the trooper, Bland was taken into custody and charged with assaulting an officer. She was found hanging in her jail cell on July 13 with a plastic trash bag around her neck.

Her death was originally ruled a suicide, although officials have said they are handling it as a murder probe.

This is simply unbelievable. She was arrested for smoking a cigarette in her own car. Then she was assaulted and incarcerated. I suspect that once that piece of shit trooper watched her get out of the car and saw that she was towering over him, his little dick syndrome really kicked in.

To expect people to now believe that the autopsy was botched (how do you botch an autopsy), oh yeah, I forgot, they probably forgot to  mention the marijauna in her system. They want her body back now, probably to plant a big wad of it somewhere.

I hope her mother refuses.

And why on page three of this police document, do they have different print dates?

Why is her mug shot picture so dark? I

When was the last time that anyone actually heard from Sandra? I am not buying this Monday morning suicide at all.

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