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High school students bite back at Rush
Chicago Tribune ^ | May 22, 2005 | Jodi S. Cohen

Posted on 05/22/2005 11:26:42 AM PDT by rface

Edited on 05/22/2005 1:29:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

EVANSTON -- Some Evanston students want to write letters to Rush Limbaugh. Others want to call him out for a debate.

The reaction to the conservative talk-show host comes after Limbaugh put down Evanston Township High School's multicultural curriculum during his nationally syndicated radio show.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: culturewars; limbaugh; multiculturalism; pc; politicalcorrectness; rush; turass
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they're trying to get Rush to "take the bait" - he should ignore and let them ferment in their own ignorance.
1 posted on 05/22/2005 11:26:42 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface

I think he should take them up on their offer and then wipe the floor with their raggedy little arses!


2 posted on 05/22/2005 11:28:02 AM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: rface
>>"That speaks volumes about how unimportant he is," Hayman said.<<

A heck of a lot more people know of Limbaugh than this self-important twit.
3 posted on 05/22/2005 11:29:01 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: rface
Some Evanston students want to write letters to Rush Limbaugh.

Unfortunately they didn't know how.

Evanston Supt. Allan Alson said Limbaugh spoke "inaccurately and unconscionably" during his May 10 commentary.

"Everyone knows who Hitler is," said senior Brian Minor.

"That was bogus," said junior Robyn Curtis.



LOLOLOLOL

4 posted on 05/22/2005 11:29:27 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: rface

sure they know who Hitler is....

He was a President of the United States right? /sarcasm


5 posted on 05/22/2005 11:29:43 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Is anyone else ready for football to begin again?)
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To: rface
Ever notice how easily and quickly the liberal left get out of control when they are criticized?

Their emotional immaturity and ignorance is astounding!
6 posted on 05/22/2005 11:29:44 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: rface

I'm sure they DO know who Hitler is. After all, their teachers probably compare him to President Bush every single day.


7 posted on 05/22/2005 11:29:50 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines ("I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."--S. Townsley on Ithaca)
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To: rface
I have a different solution. Rush should take the bait but with a twist. They debate a team of Home schoolers organized by Rush's people. That should be fun to watch and hear. I bet they back away faster than a mouse from a lean and angry cat.
8 posted on 05/22/2005 11:31:05 AM PDT by Mark in the Old South (Sister Lucia of Fatima pray for us)
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To: rface

Of course they know who Hitler is -- he was someone almost as evil as Bush!


9 posted on 05/22/2005 11:31:26 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: rface

Kids, you might think Rush Limbaugh is a master baiter...but in comparison, trust me, you are raw apprentices.


10 posted on 05/22/2005 11:31:28 AM PDT by RichInOC (...oops, did I say that out loud?)
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To: rface

Like Rush always says, when someone is making a fool of themself, get out of the way.


11 posted on 05/22/2005 11:31:30 AM PDT by Bossy Gillis
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To: rface
"Everyone knows who Hitler is," said senior Brian Minor.

Yeah.

George W. Bush.

12 posted on 05/22/2005 11:31:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: rface
"Everyone knows who Hitler is," said senior Brian Minor.

Given the way some wantonly throw around the Hitler name, I don't think so.

"That was bogus," said junior Robyn Curtis.

What a vocabulary!

13 posted on 05/22/2005 11:31:37 AM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: More atrocities have been perpetrated with a hot glue gun, than with a hand gun)
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To: rface

"That was, like, bogus, dude! We's smart!"


14 posted on 05/22/2005 11:31:55 AM PDT by I_like_good_things_too
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To: cyborg
how up to date can you be on current events - if you have never even heard of Rush Limbaugh.....?

To know Rush Limbaugh is to love Rush Limbaugh - to Not Know Rush Limbaugh is to not care about current events.

15 posted on 05/22/2005 11:32:23 AM PDT by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: rface
"Students must take three years of history, including U.S. History in 11th grade."

Oh, I'm sure they do! I just wonder if they were permitted to study the evil white men from Europe that founded this country. Or ever read the Declaration of Independecne or know what Memorial Day, Labor Day or know who George Washington are. Yeah, they study something but it's typically unpatriotic and smacks of hatred for our conservative leaders.
16 posted on 05/22/2005 11:32:48 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: rface

Oh, they know about Hitler...it's part of the culture of hatred.

They might, however, not know much about Washington, Paul Revere, or the signers of the Declaration of Independence.


17 posted on 05/22/2005 11:32:48 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I was just thinking that ... Bush is the "modern day" Hitler according to the left.


18 posted on 05/22/2005 11:33:19 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: rface
"That speaks volumes about how unimportant he is," Hayman said.

No, it speaks to how uninformed you are, twit.

19 posted on 05/22/2005 11:34:39 AM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: More atrocities have been perpetrated with a hot glue gun, than with a hand gun)
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". . .but some said they never had heard of Limbaugh.

"That speaks volumes about how unimportant he is," Hayman said."

No. It actually speaks to how dead they are to American culture.


20 posted on 05/22/2005 11:35:05 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: rface
The reaction to the conservative talk-show host comes after Limbaugh put down Evanston Township High School's multicultural curriculum during his nationally syndicated radio show.

How did these "future leaders" even hear Rush's comments? I thought kids were supposed to be in school in from 11-2 (CDT).

21 posted on 05/22/2005 11:36:09 AM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: rface
High school students are earnest and passionate enough but they're ignorant. That isn't a criticism, they simply haven't had the time or opportunity to gather an adult's store of knowledge. The smart ones know this.

I think it a little beneath the dignity of a well-adjusted adult to slap the kiddies around even when they're patently idiots. Sometimes I cringe to see it happen on FR. Sometimes I do it. So shoot me.

22 posted on 05/22/2005 11:36:27 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Paul Atreides
"Rolling Stone is important! Did you see the latest hottie who J-Lo is dating?!"
23 posted on 05/22/2005 11:38:41 AM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: cyborg
I am not too sure about Rush's debating skills since he very rarely if ever appears in an environment that permits open debate.

Perhaps it is time to test his debating skills against someone with only a high school education.
24 posted on 05/22/2005 11:38:58 AM PDT by jsbankston
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To: Libertarian444

You got them there, good for you.


25 posted on 05/22/2005 11:39:54 AM PDT by lolhelp
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To: rface

Debating them would be a travesty, they would focus exclusively on the Hitler remark, and declare themselves the winners of any discussion. Left wingers aren't interested in facts and logic. There is no intelligent debate, just endless putdowns. Lefties are barely worth talking to. They play to the mob, ignore the question. It has all gotten so old.


26 posted on 05/22/2005 11:40:07 AM PDT by ronnieb
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To: jsbankston

You have a point.


27 posted on 05/22/2005 11:40:16 AM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: rface
"Everyone knows who Hitler is," said senior Brian Minor.

Of course they know who Frank Hitler is. Note "is."

When high school kids can't identify Germany's allies in World War II or tell you within a decade when the Civil War was fought, you've got problems. Rush's not-so-optimistic view of Evanston's curriculum is totally understandable.
28 posted on 05/22/2005 11:40:20 AM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Libertarian444
How did these "future leaders" even hear Rush's comments? I thought kids were supposed to be in school in from 11-2 (CDT).

24-7?

ML/NJ

29 posted on 05/22/2005 11:41:17 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: rface
"That speaks volumes about how unimportant he is," Hayman said.

LOL! What a moronic, arrogant, doofus!

This "Teacher" probably has no idea how "important" Rush has been to not only the conservative cause, but America. A cause and a people that have been whoopin' dem/lib asses for about ten years now!

This elite prick, as most extreme left dems, still don't realize how IRRELEVANT they have become.

30 posted on 05/22/2005 11:42:07 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: rface
To know Rush Limbaugh is to love Rush Limbaugh - to Not Know Rush Limbaugh is to not care about current events.

You're exaggerating, right?

I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh nor do I need to

31 posted on 05/22/2005 11:42:13 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: jsbankston
Perhaps it is time to test his debating skills against someone with only a high school education.

I guess that leaves you out of the running.

32 posted on 05/22/2005 11:43:03 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Billthedrill

When the kids think they know more than the adults, they sometimes need a reminder.

You're right that "the smart ones" know that they need some of life's experiences before they lose some of their ignorance. Not all of them "get it" before they graduate.


33 posted on 05/22/2005 11:43:20 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: rface
If there's one world leader in history whom the left know, it's Hitler.

Rush should have used another example, like Neville Chamberlain, or even Stalin.

34 posted on 05/22/2005 11:44:44 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Das Outsider

Actually it was a caller who had a child who did not learn about Hitler that sparked this conversation.


35 posted on 05/22/2005 11:44:50 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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"He said because Evanston students are so focused on other cultures, they "don't know anything about World War II," and "They've probably never heard the name Adolf Hitler"

sounded like he was talking about my former school Oh yes and that senior that says Everyone Knows about WWII is so full of his school. I would challenge him to find the battlesite for Guadalcanal on a map


36 posted on 05/22/2005 11:47:36 AM PDT by Xenophon450
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To: sirchtruth

Like when people refer to the early 90's as "when Rush Limbaugh was popular."


37 posted on 05/22/2005 11:48:06 AM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: rface

Some prefer their political commentary from Imus. Gag.


38 posted on 05/22/2005 11:50:03 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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Evanston Supt. Allan Alson said Limbaugh spoke "inaccurately and unconscionably" during his May 10 commentary. "Everyone knows who Hitler is," said senior Brian Minor. "He played second base for the White Sox in the 1940s."
39 posted on 05/22/2005 11:55:46 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: cyborg; jsbankston

To lib fanatics, debating is simply shouting and name-calling more than your conservative opponent can talk. Rush mops up callers daily, and always lets them make their point first for as long as they are coherent. They usually last about 15 seconds before they go hyperbolic.

Liberal doctrine has no basis in logic or fact, and has always been a historical failure where ever it is tried. Liberals are all either criminal (the leaders) or stupid (the followers). You can substitute the word "ignorant" for stupid above if it makes you feel better.


40 posted on 05/22/2005 11:55:52 AM PDT by HighWheeler (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: MikeinIraq

I'm sure they know who Hitler is. I bet a few of their fellow students have T-shirts which explain that Bush is Hitler.


41 posted on 05/22/2005 11:56:01 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (Government IS the problem.)
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To: roses of sharon
Actually it was a caller who had a child who did not learn about Hitler that sparked this conversation.

All the more reason! Usually they learn about the atrocities of Auschwitz but not a lot of time is spent on dekulakization, the Cossacks, the famines orchestrated by the Soviets, etc., etc.

Now Hitler's outta the picture?
42 posted on 05/22/2005 11:56:54 AM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: ronnieb
The art of debate is like the art of war. Pick the terrain and then let the fight begin.

It we had our act together here in Illinois, Rush (or Hannity) could come and do a live broadcast or book tour or whatever. He and local WLS would pump it. We activists would organize for it. We'd invite a few liberals also with them not realizing how the audience was packed and stacked against them as usually they stack it in their favor.

Then Rush/Hannity could have Ann Coulter and freepers like Jamie and DMZFrank do the fair and balanced panel thing.

Unfortunately, we in Illinois don't have our act together and would probably do ourselves more harm than the liberals would do.

43 posted on 05/22/2005 11:57:40 AM PDT by spintreebob
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To: rface

"To know Rush Limbaugh is to love Rush Limbaugh - to Not Know Rush Limbaugh is to not care about current events."

Now that's a load of brainwashed crap!!! Rush is nothing more than a Hollywood political hack. He's an entertainer. He's no better than the rest of the media know-it-alls...complete with his double-standards.


44 posted on 05/22/2005 11:59:33 AM PDT by politicalwit (USA...A Nation of Selective Law Enforcement.)
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To: rface
"Courses meeting the requirement include History and Art of the Pacific Rim, Latin American Studies, African History and Culture, and 20th Century Russia."

With an emphasis on the greatness of communism, no doubt.

And btw, just how does "Latin American Studies" fall into the category of "non-Western"?

45 posted on 05/22/2005 11:59:53 AM PDT by Zero Sum (Marxism is the opiate of the masses.)
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To: rface

["Everyone knows who Hitler is," said senior Brian Minor.]


"Yeah. He's that George Bush guy whose picture is on all the protest signs...you know, the ones that say BUSH=HITLER. See? We watch the news!"


46 posted on 05/22/2005 12:01:23 PM PDT by spinestein
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To: Das Outsider
Like when people refer to the early 90's as "when Rush Limbaugh was popular."

LOL! Yeah, his audience has only grown since then yet now he's considered mainstream.

47 posted on 05/22/2005 12:01:55 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: rface

"In a political science class last semester in which politics and the media were discussed, Noah Hayman said his fellow students clearly knew about U.S. history, but some said they never had heard of Limbaugh.

"That speaks volumes about how unimportant he is," Hayman said."

Wow. I wonder what it is they know about US history. Hmmm...They DISCUSSED US history...probably current events ala MSM. The fact that some did not recognize Limbaugh only demonstrates how pathetically improperly educated they truly are.


48 posted on 05/22/2005 12:03:59 PM PDT by msf92497 (My brain is "twitchy")
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To: sirchtruth

Why is this stupid story even considered "news?"


49 posted on 05/22/2005 12:04:30 PM PDT by Pete98 (After his defeat by the Son of God, Satan changed his name to Allah and started over.)
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To: rface
I'm still "wondering" why my high school world history class conveniently ran out of school year when we arrived at the time line in the text regarding anything communism/socialism/Marxism/other ism.

I guess the school board didn't want to address the touchy issue of having to "deal" with commie-sympathetic teachers going rogue warrior.

Do today's high school world history classes even talk about Korea, Vietnam, Iran/Iraq or does the syllabus still end with VJ day?

I'm sure that if many misguided teens were to hear the facts about these anti-capitalist "experiments" there would be few sightings of the "Che G." t-shirts popping up as a must have fashion statement.

Trajan88

50 posted on 05/22/2005 12:05:03 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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