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CA legislature passes gay-history mandate for schools as the ship sinks
Hotair ^ | 07/06/2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 07/06/2011 7:24:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Rarely do we get a juxtaposition of stories like we see today about California’s political class. The legislature returned from the Independence Day holiday to address the pressing, acute issue that has the state in crisis mode — the lack of mention in schools of accomplishments by gays and lesbians:

A bill to require California public schools to teach the historical accomplishments of gay men and lesbians passed the state Legislature on Tuesday in what supporters call a first for the nation.

Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has not said publicly whether he supports the bill, which he has 12 days to sign or veto once it reaches his desk later this month. If he takes no action, the measure would become law automatically. …

California already requires public schools to teach the contributions made to society by women and by racial and ethnic groups that were historically discriminated against, such as blacks, Latinos and Native Americans.

Supporters of the latest bill said it would simply include gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals in that existing requirement, making it part of the curriculum in history and other social studies classes.

“It’s unfair to leave out or exclude an entire portion of our population from history,” said Carolyn Laub, executive director of San Francisco-based Gay-Straight Alliance Network.

Remember the days when we just taught history and civics and worried more about whether our children acquired the necessary skills in civics to be informed citizens able to responsibly act in self-governance, before we turned history and civics classes into check boxes for various victim castes? Good times, good times.

Meanwhile, the minor, multibillion-dollar problem in budgeting still threatens to push California into default. The Los Angeles Times reports that one reason California can’t pay its bills is because more than 1400 of its employees make over $200,000 per year, putting them into the same range as a Vice President of the United States. One prison doctor pulls down more than three quarters of a million dollars each year (via Newsalert):

More than 1,400 state employees were paid in excess of $200,000 last year, according to compensation data made public for the first time Tuesday on Controller John Chiang‘s website.

Of those, 790 were prison doctors, dentists or nurses. More than 300 others were psychiatrists and other medical professionals working for the Department of Mental Health.

One prison doctor collected $777,423 in 2010 and a dentist took home $599,403, according to the website. The president of the state’s stem cell research agency received $482,234.

So who are these public employees? You’ll never know … at least if Chiang has anything to say about it:

Chiang, a Democrat who has received millions in campaign contributions from state employee unions, did not include workers’ names even though that information is public and has been provided upon request for years.

As if this isn’t bad enough, the Times’ Jack Dolan reports that state records show that one prison psychiatrist received over $590,000 — for unused sick time dating back less than three years. Another dentist got over half a million dollars in sick-time payouts. Over three hundred state employees got more than $100,000 in such lump-sum payouts in 2010.

Perhaps the state legislature passes these nonsense education mandates in order to keep the next generation of citizens from learning about such historical events in America as the Boston Tea Party, the Sons of Liberty, and civics lessons like impeachment. The Golden State is sinking into a sea of red ink because of holes drilled in their financial ship by public-employee unions, and the political class at the helm can only act to instruct passengers to salute politically-correct victim classes on the way to the bottom.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bankrupt; broke; budget; california; debt; education; gayhistory; gaymafia; gaypride; homosexuality; indoctrination; kalifornia; schools; socialism; unions

1 posted on 07/06/2011 7:24:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

CA deserves everything that is happening to them.


2 posted on 07/06/2011 7:27:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

Tyranny by the minority


3 posted on 07/06/2011 7:27:12 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s time to give California back to the Mexicans. It’s nothing but one huge insane asylum and a totally worthless money pit.


4 posted on 07/06/2011 7:28:16 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mandatory teaching of gay-history on the deck of America’s Titanic.


6 posted on 07/06/2011 7:29:57 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank God for private schools.


7 posted on 07/06/2011 7:31:17 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: hannibaal

I know you’re angry (who wouldn’t be!) but FRiend, please use an asterisk.


8 posted on 07/06/2011 7:31:31 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: agere_contra

I apologize, its not in my nature but Ive been pretty annoyed by the news today, I should refrain from posting for today as it is the second post in a row where I have felt compelled to curse.


9 posted on 07/06/2011 7:33:57 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: FlingWingFlyer

RE: It’s time to give California back to the Mexicans. It’s nothing but one huge insane asylum and a totally worthless money pit.

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Actually it would be a better idea to split the state into several MINI-STATES, each with its own governor and legislature.


10 posted on 07/06/2011 7:36:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
Whatever happened with the southern counties wanting to secede from California?

History of homosexual accomplishments?

Is the textbook titled Road to Suckcess?

11 posted on 07/06/2011 7:38:46 AM PDT by N. Theknow (POTUS Fauxbama (Poseur of the United States))
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To: SeekAndFind

You just need to read Genesis and the account of Sodom and Gommorrah for “gay” history. After California drops off in the ocean, will New York become the “gay” capital of America?


12 posted on 07/06/2011 7:39:10 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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Public education is simply a way to brainwash the masses. Parents should stand and demand that school return to reading, writing, arithmetic. It is not the schools job to educate on socials issues.
13 posted on 07/06/2011 7:42:43 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: SeekAndFind

Gay history? Like who was on his knees in front of whom in the coat room, or in a toilet stall? Give us a break, already. Keep it to yourselves!


14 posted on 07/06/2011 7:45:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's gone that far here.

A Mexican queer supposedly makes laws for us. And one of those laws is to try to propagandize our children into being homosexuals.

15 posted on 07/06/2011 8:01:59 AM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: JimRed

Can they provide an example of an historic event or achievement that is being ignored or downplayed because a participant was gay? It is to laugh. This is a remedy in search of a problem.


16 posted on 07/06/2011 8:07:04 AM PDT by HarleyWoodrowMantz
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To: SeekAndFind

Another argument against a full-time legislature.


17 posted on 07/06/2011 8:25:11 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: agere_contra

I came from one of the most liberal provinces in canada yet this sick idea was shot down by our education minister and now I work in L.A., these fags want to push this degenerate lifestyle. I, for one, am tired of seeing AIDS test billboards at every major intersection here.


18 posted on 07/06/2011 8:43:25 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FAK BARAK)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Before you say that, just keep in mind there are some conservatives still living here.

With that said, I really want to move, its getting very depressing.


19 posted on 07/06/2011 8:52:51 AM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: edcoil
Tyranny by the minority

I misread this at first. I thought you wrote, "Tranny by the minority."

20 posted on 07/06/2011 8:55:48 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: VeniVidiVici

Legislators who supported this abomination should themselves be gunga bunga’ed.


21 posted on 07/06/2011 8:56:26 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: ilovesarah2012

How many years will it be before we see perverts trying to convince us that beastiality is a norm?


22 posted on 07/06/2011 9:06:05 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: B4Ranch

Probably not long. Of course, I don’t think America as we know it will last much longer. I believe God will judge our nation very soon. Of course, I believe Obama is our judgment already.


23 posted on 07/06/2011 9:08:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sherry Hackett, wife of the late Buddy Hackett, is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat. I would think that many other Democrats share her position...

This was written by Sherry Hackett, Buddy Hackett’s widow

“WE NOTICED”

President Obama:

Today I read of your administrations’ plan to re-define September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it’s time we had a talk.

During your campaign, Americans watched as you made mockery of our tradition of standing and crossing your heart when the Pledge of Allegiance was spoken. You, out of four people on the stage, were the only one not honoring our tradition.
YES, “We noticed.”

During one of your many speeches, Americans heard you say that you intended to visit all 57 states. We all know that Islam, not America has 57 states.
YES, “We noticed.”

When President Bush leaned over at Ground Zero and gently placed a flower on the memorial, while you nonchalantly tossed your flower onto the pile without leaning over.
YES, “We noticed.”

Every time you apologized to other countries for America’s position on an issue we have wondered why you don’t share our pride in this great country.. When you have heard foreign leaders berate our country and our beliefs, you have not defended us. In fact, you insulted the British Crown beyond belief.
YES, “We noticed.”

When your pastor of 20 years, “God-damned America” and said that 9/11 was” America’s chickens coming home to roost” and you denied having heard recriminations of that nature, we wondered how that could be. You later disassociated yourself from that church and Pastor Wright because it was politically expedient to do so.
YES, “We noticed.”

When you announced that you would transform America, we wondered why. With all her faults, America is the greatest country on earth. Sir, KEEP THIS IN MIND, “if not for America and the people who built her, you wouldn’t be sitting in the White House now.” Prior to your election to the highest office in this Country, you were a senator from Illinois and from what we can glean from the records available, not a very remarkable one.
YES, “We noticed.”

All through your campaign and even now, you have surrounded
yourself with individuals who are basically unqualified for the positions for which you appointed them. Worse than that, the majority of them are people who, like you, bear no special allegiance, respect, or affection for this country and her traditions.
YES, “We noticed.”

You are 30 months into your term and every morning millions of Americans wake up to a new horror heaped on us by you. You seek to saddle working Americans with a health care/insurance reform package that, along with cap and trade, will bankrupt this nation.
YES, “We noticed.”

We seek, by protesting, to let our representatives know that we are not in favor of these crippling expenditures and we are labeled “un-American”,”racist”, “mob”. We wonder how we are supposed to let you know how frustrated we are. You have attempted to make our protests seem isolated and insignificant. Until your appointment, Americans had the right to speak out.
YES, “We noticed.”

On September 11, 2001 there were no Republicans or Democrats, only Americans. And we all grieved together and helped each other in whatever way we could. The attack on 9/11 was carried out because we are Americans.
And YES, “We noticed.”

There were many of us who prayed that as a black president you could help unite this nation. In 30 months you have done more to destroy this nation than the attack on 9/11. You have failed us.
YES, “We noticed.”

September 11 is a day of remembrance for all Americans. You
propose to make 9/11 a “National Service Day”. While we know that you don’t share our reverence for 9/11, we pray that history will report your proposal as what it is, a disgrace.
YES, “We noticed.”

You have made a mockery of our Constitution and the office that you hold. You have embarrassed and slighted us in foreign visits and policy.
YES, “We noticed.”

We have noticed all these things. We will deal with you. When Americans come together again, it will be to remove you from office.
Take notice.


24 posted on 07/06/2011 9:47:23 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: B4Ranch

Excellent!


25 posted on 07/06/2011 10:07:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: B4Ranch

Excellent!


26 posted on 07/06/2011 10:07:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree. That’s even a better idea. California, as it now exists, is totally out of control. It’s a basket case.


27 posted on 07/06/2011 11:32:44 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: B4Ranch

Wow, thanks, I have to send this one out.


28 posted on 07/07/2011 2:17:25 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It should be illegal for illegals to play with matches... just sayin'...)
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To: B4Ranch

This was falsely attributed to Mrs. Hackett. The actual author is Faye Parrish of Bunnell, Florida.


29 posted on 07/17/2011 5:15:29 PM PDT by eaglescout1998
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To: eaglescout1998

Any idea why it was attributed to Mrs. Hackett?


30 posted on 07/17/2011 6:06:21 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: B4Ranch

Not sure why. But you know how these urban legends get spread around. There was once a letter written by retired U.S. Marine and former Massachusetts state senator Robert A. Hall. When that letter went viral, it somehow got attributed to actor Robert D. Hall (of CSI).


31 posted on 07/19/2011 3:15:00 AM PDT by eaglescout1998
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