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Hollyweird: Michelle Malkin Confronts Matt Damon
The Winston Review ^ | August 6, 2011 | -TWR-

Posted on 08/06/2011 7:20:51 PM PDT by AustralianConservative

“Actor Matt Damon is a walking, talking public service reminder to immunize your children early and often against La-La-Land disease,” states syndicated columnist, and popular blogger, Michelle Malkin, in “Schooling Matt Damon” – a dig at Hollyweird.

The movie star has been criticized, for uncritically praising bureaucrats and state school teachers, at a time when many American students are functionally illiterate. Damon has also attacked standardized tests, in favor of feelings-first lessons.

Continues Malkin, “Students can’t master simple division or fractions because today’s teachers — churned out through lowest common denominator grad schools and shielded from competition — have barely mastered those skills themselves. Un-educators have abandoned ‘drill and kill’ computation for multicultural claptrap and fuzzy math, traded in grammar fundamentals for ‘creative spelling,’ and dropped standard civics for save-the-earth propaganda and Alinskyite activism.”

Perhaps Damon’s hero Obama agrees with Malkin. His girls attend private school.

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TOPICS: Education; Politics; Reference; Society
KEYWORDS: mattdamon; michellemalkin
http://thewinstonreview.com/2011/08/06/hollyweird-michelle-malkin-confronts-matt-damon/
1 posted on 08/06/2011 7:20:55 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative

Dude is outstanding at pretending to be someone he isn’t . Pretending to know something he doesn’t ... Not so much.


2 posted on 08/06/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: AustralianConservative

Most of the politicians who support keeping the public schools as they are send their children to private schools.


3 posted on 08/06/2011 7:41:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: AustralianConservative

Think I read that Matt’s momma is a skool techer.


4 posted on 08/06/2011 7:42:48 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: Sea Parrot

Worse. She’s a college professor who teaches people to be school teachers.


5 posted on 08/06/2011 7:47:33 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: AustralianConservative

Damon and Affleck’s parents were teachers. So, naturally they were socialists. And I’m not sure but I think Damon’s first T.V. work was on public television.


6 posted on 08/06/2011 7:47:49 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: AustralianConservative

Isn’t Matt a member of F.A.G.?


7 posted on 08/06/2011 7:56:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Blood of Tyrants

And the people who vote for them (who can afford it)

Hypocrites indeed


8 posted on 08/06/2011 8:16:06 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Just when you think the left can't get any loonier . . .)
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To: AustralianConservative
Damon and Affleck.

Another reason for the seperation of school and state.

9 posted on 08/06/2011 8:17:02 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: AustralianConservative

Damon is a communist.

Not a smart communist.


10 posted on 08/06/2011 8:47:58 PM PDT by y6162
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To: y6162

Nope, he’s not. Also a player in this gambling fiasco.


11 posted on 08/06/2011 8:50:58 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: Breto

You nailed it.


12 posted on 08/06/2011 9:07:07 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks AustralianConservative.

There’s a reason I rarely go to the movies anymore.


13 posted on 08/06/2011 9:09:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Those politicians sound like hypocrites. Public school is good but not good enough for their princesses?


14 posted on 08/06/2011 9:09:24 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: Sea Parrot

She’s doing a fine job of raising illiterates.


15 posted on 08/06/2011 9:10:32 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: Terry Mross

That explains so much. They’re overprotective.


16 posted on 08/06/2011 9:12:06 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: Paladin2

Team America, right? Yeah- complete F.A.G. types.


17 posted on 08/06/2011 9:14:58 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: YHAOS

Good call.


18 posted on 08/06/2011 9:15:51 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative

Hey Matt!

Ever heard of the Atlanta school system?

Yeah, they just wanna teach!


19 posted on 08/06/2011 10:00:02 PM PDT by jacksonstate
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To: Terry Mross

You wrote: “Damon and Affleck’s parents were teachers. So, naturally they were socialists.”

They were also neighbors of Howard Zinn, known member of the Communist Party of the USA and author of the revisionist history book: The People’s History of the United States.

Damon as “Will Hunting” publicized this book as one that will “knock you on your ass.” It’s a bunch of socialist revisionist hooey.


20 posted on 08/07/2011 6:51:48 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: AustralianConservative

Of course it is hypocrisy. They know that for the most part public schools are a failure.


21 posted on 08/07/2011 7:05:02 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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