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Is it too late to give Texas back to Mexico?
LIHerald.com ^ | 6/10/10 | Randi Kreiss

Posted on 06/15/2010 12:14:35 PM PDT by AmericaUnite

It’s not that I have anything against Mexico; love the country; love the people. It’s just that I would like to edge the state of Texas over the border and out of America. My issues with the Lone Star State, aside from the fact that it nurtured and launched the career of George Bush, is that the Texas school board has staged an intellectual coup d’état, voting in changes to the school curricula based on political and religious bias rather than educational criteria.

In this case, the board is pushing an ultra-conservative, Christian agenda. But no religious or political agenda would be acceptable.

This is a cautionary tale because what happens in Texas doesn’t necessarily stay in Texas. Textbook publishers are paying close attention. According to published reports, over the last year, they sent curriculum writers to the contentious Texas school board meetings to see which way the political winds were blowing down there.

Publishers are in the business of selling books; if evolution is a nonstarter and creationism is to be embraced, the publishers will tweak their texts accordingly. Of course, those same books will be purchased by other states, which may not concur with Texans’ religious theory. But Texas has 4.8 million schoolchildren, and business is business — or, as Molly Ivins, the great Texas writer, used to say, “Bidness is bidness.”

In the past, the influence of conservatives on the Texas Board of Education has been balanced by the liberal influence of California, the largest purchaser of textbooks. However, because of the economic collapse, California has put off purchasing any new books until 2014. So, Texas rules.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: academicbias; antichristian; antitexas; churchstate; indoctrination; liberalbigot; littleredschoolhouse; mexico; promarxist; publicschools; reeducationcenters; revisionisthistory; texas; texaseducation; texasschoolboard
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This writer went from an Erma Bombeck like homemaker commentator, to a crazy, GOP and Christian Hater. Words can't describe how furious this made me when reading this paper that they send free. The only thing good in it is the architect's column.

I often wonder who pays for this free ink and paper and their far left views. Oh, excuse me, they do have Al D'Amato./s

1 posted on 06/15/2010 12:14:35 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: AmericaUnite

Where’s the “Barf Alert?”


2 posted on 06/15/2010 12:16:38 PM PDT by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
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To: AmericaUnite
Now if Texans can just get enough Americans to get equally upset, they might be able to secede without having to fight a war or pay any penalties.
3 posted on 06/15/2010 12:16:47 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: AmericaUnite

“In this case, the board is pushing an ultra-conservative, Christian agenda.”

As opposed to the Godless left agenda?


4 posted on 06/15/2010 12:17:07 PM PDT by jessduntno (Afghanistan: Lithium is the new oil. Where are the NO WAR FOR LITHIUM protests?)
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To: AmericaUnite

Mexico is doing a pretty good job of getting Texas (and NM, and AZ, and CA) back on their own, without our giving it to them. This woman only needs a little patience... Our government sure won’t interfere.


5 posted on 06/15/2010 12:18:27 PM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: bcsco

Take her name down so we know she has no right to bitch when we leave.


6 posted on 06/15/2010 12:19:28 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: AmericaUnite
...the Texas school board has staged an intellectual coup d’état, voting in changes to the school curricula based on political and religious bias rather than educational criteria.

But teaching kids homosexuality and environmental religion and using the public education system as a social-engineering tool while sabotaging their math and reading skills by teaching to the lowest-common-denominator is not "an intellectual coup d’état."

7 posted on 06/15/2010 12:20:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Fingers crossed. I do not really want to be part of a country that nurtures O-holes like the author.


8 posted on 06/15/2010 12:20:38 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: AmericaUnite

Wow. Dont mess with Texas, pal. We’re big hearted out here, but we dont take kindly to foulmouthed outsiders.

And Ill tell you what, I may not think a great deal of creationism, but I know that Texas is big enough for me to educate my kids any which way I want, when the time comes.

Last, but not least? You gotta watch how you run your mouth. Much more of this sort of nonsense, and you may get a texas size knuckle sandwich headed your way.


9 posted on 06/15/2010 12:20:59 PM PDT by ketelone
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To: AmericaUnite

Texas would revert back to its independent republic status and be much more successful than NY. It would instantly become the Switzerland of North America.


10 posted on 06/15/2010 12:21:22 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: AmericaUnite

Let’s just give liberals to Africa. They can diversify and enlighten.


11 posted on 06/15/2010 12:21:35 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: AmericaUnite
This is reactionary tripe from a ultra-lib! The board put education back at the forefront of the goals for text books and removed the anti-American propaganda and PC equivocation that had been creeping in.
12 posted on 06/15/2010 12:22:24 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: AmericaUnite

California used to dominate textbook selection for the US. Their poor governance and decision making made them too broke to buy new books.


13 posted on 06/15/2010 12:22:38 PM PDT by dockkiller (COME AND TAKE IT.)
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To: AmericaUnite

Ah, the myth of ideological/worldview neutrality.

Secular Humanism, to these people, is the “neutral” worldview.


14 posted on 06/15/2010 12:22:51 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: AmericaUnite

Do like I did.

Lived in Round Rock, Tx and got a similar ‘free’ paper thrown on our porch weekly. Called them and demanded that they cease and desist throwing their garbage on my lawn or on my porch.

The response was “This is a free, community paper, you should be happy to get such a product free”. I told them that I was willing to stock pile my garbage, and drop it off at thieir residence of business, and that I would do so if they continued to throw their garbage on my property.

They got rude, and I kept firm. Told them to keep their unwanted, unsolicited trash off my porch, and I would keep my chicken guts, fish guts, coffee grounds off of theirs.

Yes, it worked .... Your mailbox is YOUR property, your lawn, and porch are YOUR property - they cannot force you to take their product - as much as they may think they can, the fact is that they are banking their entire business model on the fact that you will not call them and tell them to cease and desist.

Call their bluff. Torgue them off. My favorite comment was “That means we have to manually go through our distrubution packages and remove YOUR address” My reply “Sounds like your problem, not mine ... I don’t want your garbage and I know you don’t want mine”.


15 posted on 06/15/2010 12:23:04 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: bcsco

Mexico is doing a pretty good job of getting Texas (and NM, and AZ, and CA) back on their own, without our giving it to them. This woman only needs a little patience... Our government sure won’t interfere.


Yep Hispanics in the Texas K -1 12 school system are just about to be come the majority. They are the majority in something over 300 of the ISDs. As one Hispanic said “we are taking Texas back one baby at a time”.


16 posted on 06/15/2010 12:23:39 PM PDT by deport
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To: ketelone

Without Texas, Iowa would never have had Hayden Fry !


17 posted on 06/15/2010 12:24:13 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: AmericaUnite

The ultra conservative and Christian agenda is requiring schools/text books to include such things as how our nation was founded (freedom of religion) and the religious beliefs of the founding fathers. No, she’s not prejudiced in the least /sarc.


18 posted on 06/15/2010 12:24:20 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: AmericaUnite

Her main complaint is about the content in school textbooks. Doofus does not know that the state of Texas is the largest customer by volume of textbooks, so the publisher sets the standard to the largest buyer.
Oh wait, she is a journalist. Must have been smoking dope during econ 101. And she wants to give away a portion of our country? Hey babe, the valley counties vote democrat overwhelmingly. Take a look at the red/blue county map from the last election.


19 posted on 06/15/2010 12:24:33 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: AmericaUnite; tx_eggman


You want a punch in the nose, Hopscotch?!?!
20 posted on 06/15/2010 12:24:54 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: AmericaUnite
“Is it too late to give Texas back to Mexico?”

I say this as a life long Texan -

Give Texas back to Mexico? - not sure we'd be a whole lot worse off than we are now. The idiots in Washington seem absolutely poised to turn America into a 3rd world banana republic. We might have as good or better odds to take a 3rd world banana republic (Mexico) and try to turn it into America.

21 posted on 06/15/2010 12:25:25 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: AmericaUnite

What a whiner!!! So instead of saying “Constitutional Democracy” kids are taught “Constitutional Republic!” Oh the horror to learn to correctly identify what type of country a kind lives in! Sheeze......


22 posted on 06/15/2010 12:25:41 PM PDT by avacado (6.02x10^23)
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To: AmericaUnite

“the Texas school board has staged an intellectual coup d’état, voting in changes to the school curricula based on political and religious bias rather than educational criteria”

Horror of horrors! Liberals would never, ever, ever let anything but non-biased “educational criteria” dictate curricula. It’s not like they ever let politics intrude on what they teach. Also, the term “politically correct” never was coined, gender-race-class “studies” never existed, up is down, and hamburgers eat people.


23 posted on 06/15/2010 12:25:42 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Allegra; humblegunner; Eaker

Sorry, had to ping you guys to Texas story. Not sure who all of the other Texans are, but interesting to say the least so put up who I remember are from TX.


24 posted on 06/15/2010 12:26:04 PM PDT by tongue-tied (You what?!)
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To: AmericaUnite

To the Author of this article... get out of Texas and YOU GO to Mexico.. LIBSCUM!


25 posted on 06/15/2010 12:26:32 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: AmericaUnite

Just more proof of mental illness thriving in the scumbag liberal circles...


26 posted on 06/15/2010 12:26:56 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: AmericaUnite

With Open borders Perry in charge, you won’t have to worry about giving back. He’s invited a hostile takeover.


27 posted on 06/15/2010 12:27:14 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: AmericaUnite

What a moron. First, Texas is not “your’s” to give away. Second, we really won’t mind leaving the Union, or at least I wouldn’t. Third, Mexico has no claim on Texas - period. For the illiterate RATs (sorry about being redundant), we (with the help of individuals who on their own came to Texas) threw out the tyrants from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas. We decided to join the Union. If we leave, we go back to the Republic of Texas - never, will Mexican tyrants gain control of Texas.


28 posted on 06/15/2010 12:28:01 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: AmericaUnite

It has taken 6 decades of my life to come to the inescapable conclusion that this ‘Union’ is finished. Finito! Dead! Beyond Repair. Now that there isn’t an industrial advantage with the North, right-thinking states should finally put the actuality of secession to the test and not rely on some half-assed SC or ancient former Presidential decision to decide for us. It will not get any better as it is going.


29 posted on 06/15/2010 12:28:35 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: AmericaUnite

No. Texas fought for its Independence and paid for it with the blood of patriots. To give Texas away would be to dishonor America and those who sacrificed themselves for such a great State.


30 posted on 06/15/2010 12:29:07 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: AmericaUnite
...voting in changes to the school curricula based on political and religious bias rather than educational criteria"

And we know DEMOCRAPS would never do that...

31 posted on 06/15/2010 12:29:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: AmericaUnite
However, because of the economic collapse, California has put off purchasing any new books until 2014. So, Texas rules.
How about we get our textbooks from some state that still speaks English???

Maybe Montana or North Dakota or someplace like that?

32 posted on 06/15/2010 12:30:13 PM PDT by Willie Green ("Some people march to the beat of a different drum - and some people polka. ..")
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To: rigelkentaurus
We decided to join the Union. If we leave, we go back to the Republic of Texas - never, will Mexican tyrants gain control of Texas.

Says it all. Hope everybody tells her, too. All I can think of is the blood shed for freedom. As far as illegals I want to scream, "OK you pay the bills!"

33 posted on 06/15/2010 12:31:18 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: AmericaUnite

I was hating on her until she got to the Bill Martin thing, and I have to admit, that was embarrassing.


34 posted on 06/15/2010 12:31:22 PM PDT by Melas
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
...the Texas school board has staged an intellectual coup d’état, voting in changes to the school curricula based on political and religious bias rather than educational criteria.

Just because their textbook committees are too lazy to do their own research doesn't mean they have to use the textbooks we decide upon.

35 posted on 06/15/2010 12:32:04 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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voting in changes to the school curricula based on political and religious bias

One of the changes referred to is to call the USA a "Constitutional Republic" and not a Democracy. Can you believe these people in Texas wanting to be accurate? the gall of them!

/sarchasim

36 posted on 06/15/2010 12:32:42 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: AmericaUnite

This crazy woman needs to kept on Long Island.


37 posted on 06/15/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Brad Ellsworth is giving Indiana a twofer.)
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To: AmericaUnite

Interesting opinions from a journalist.

Kinda like telling the legitimate citizens of Israel to “get the Hell out”.

I am upset that I wasted part of my life reading the ignorant slut’s rant.


38 posted on 06/15/2010 12:33:53 PM PDT by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: AmericaUnite

Typical Northeastern elitist trashing of Texas. I hear much of the same swill up here in Minnestoopid as well. Damnyankees!


39 posted on 06/15/2010 12:34:42 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes!)
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To: All

If Liberals truly wanted to save the country, they would all hang themselves.....


40 posted on 06/15/2010 12:34:53 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: avacado

We are a Constitutional Republic - never were a democracy - thank God!


41 posted on 06/15/2010 12:35:23 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: AmericaUnite

I was of the opinion that we might play the appeasment game and give CALIFORNIA to Mexico and in return the Mexicans would need to leave Texas.


42 posted on 06/15/2010 12:35:48 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: AmericaUnite

Americans have no intention of giving Texas back to Mexico. You however Ms Kreiss, can leave for and stay in this Mexico you so love anytime you want.


43 posted on 06/15/2010 12:36:40 PM PDT by D1X1E (Trust but verify... especially if you got your information from the government.)
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To: AmericaUnite
California has put off purchasing any new books until 2014. So, Texas rules.

Works for me.

Note to Randi Kreiss -- Listen, b!tch, your precious California will be ceded to Mexico LONG before Texas.

44 posted on 06/15/2010 12:36:46 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: AmericaUnite

Tell this liberal loon what you think!

randik3@aol.com


45 posted on 06/15/2010 12:36:47 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: AmericaUnite
Is it too late to give Texas back to Mexico?

Yes, but we will give them back California, the millions of their citizens that are here illegally and a big pile of debt for medical and law enforcement services rendered. And will throw in a second round draft pick to be named later.
46 posted on 06/15/2010 12:36:54 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: AmericaUnite
This probably needs a "Barf Alert".

First of all she is posting this to a a Long Island paper. What do the libtards in NYC Burbs know about Texas?
Secondly, Texas was an independent nation and so we CAN'T give it back to Mexico, but we can give restore its Independence

;) (I bet that will make their bleeding heart eyeballs bleed in Nassau Co as well as bring joy to the Patriots in the Lone Star State!)


Third, I bet if NY paid their bills and lived within their means I'm sure they could ignore what happens in Texas and buy their own (and definitely liberally slanted of course) text books

47 posted on 06/15/2010 12:36:59 PM PDT by Nat Turner (Escaped from NY in 1983 and not ever going back....)
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But no religious or political agenda would be acceptable.

LOL! Only a complete dolt would not see the current left-ward tilt in school textbooks. And since Kreiss is a huge LGBT supporter it's not hard to see way she's against teaching history in text books.

Kriess - 20 years ago


48 posted on 06/15/2010 12:37:14 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (I Don't Want Obama to Kick Ass. I WANT HIM TO GET OFF HIS ASS!!!!)
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To: AmericaUnite

I’ve got a better idea for you, Randi Kreiss. You go to Mexico and we’ll stay right here. Adios.


49 posted on 06/15/2010 12:38:15 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: AmericaUnite
"...or, as the dead left-wing atheist Molly Ivins ...

There. Fixed.

50 posted on 06/15/2010 12:39:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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