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California Teachers Union Cartoon Video Has Rich Urinating On Poor
Real Clear Politics ^ | 12/5/12 | RCP

Posted on 12/05/2012 5:09:13 PM PST by tpmintx

"Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale" by the California Federation of Teachers: An animated fairy tale, is narrated by Ed Asner, with animation by Mike Konopacki. Written and directed by Fred Glass for the California Federation of Teachers. An 8 minute video about how we arrived at this moment of poorly funded public services and widening economic inequality. Things go downhill in a happy and prosperous land after the rich decide they don't want to pay taxes anymore. They tell the people that there is no alternative, but the people aren't so sure. This land bears a startling resemblance to our land. For more info, www.cft.org.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: asner; california; communists; marxists; teacher; union
I watched the video. It is disgusting claptrap. However it is also very dangerous with its incorrect portrayal of how things work (or once did).
1 posted on 12/05/2012 5:09:21 PM PST by tpmintx
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To: tpmintx

IMHO, anyone who sends their children to a public school these days is committing child abuse.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 5:12:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: tpmintx
Its very Goebbelesque.

Nicely done, fat commie from the Mary Tyler Moore show. Your brown shirt is in the mail.

3 posted on 12/05/2012 5:12:38 PM PST by skeeter
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To: tpmintx

I loaaaaath the teachers union.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 5:14:32 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: skeeter
Its very Goebbelesque.

Absolutely. Joseph would be so proud.

5 posted on 12/05/2012 5:17:09 PM PST by tpmintx (Problem: People who work for a living ARE outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living (47%).)
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To: skeeter

“Your brown shirt is in the mail.”
Ed’s already got one of those,now if we could find him some totenkopf cufflinks for Christmas.......


6 posted on 12/05/2012 5:17:57 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: tpmintx

That’s OK...I take a dump on the union office steps whenever I can.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 5:20:19 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: tpmintx
Public school is child abuse.

Teachers unions are evil.

Public school teachers are enablers of evil.

8 posted on 12/05/2012 5:27:48 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: tpmintx
How far we have come. As a kid, I remember Walt Disney showing us how the orchestra worked with “Perfesser Von Drake”. Now the kids learn this CRAP!
9 posted on 12/05/2012 5:29:46 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: tpmintx
It IS dangerous, because it is going to be effective on naifs of all ages. In some ways it is very like stuff coming out of the Soviet bloc during the Cold War... listen to Asner's voice and delivery, and it'll take you back to the days when "it's animation from Czechoslovakia so it must be good" was the credo of the art/intelligentsia axis.

Mr. niteowl77

10 posted on 12/05/2012 5:30:25 PM PST by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: tpmintx

Someone should make a video of Ed Asner peeing on the Constitution.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 5:43:53 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewiscrate)
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To: tpmintx
..... I actually think that this video is quite well done.

.... By that .... I mean it is simple, clever, hard hitting and well narrated in an easy to understand way. Yes.... even simple enough that a child can understand it's ponderings. It also gets the point across quite vividly to all. It also serves to sear into the mind of the viewers the ideas and philosophy being put forth. I suspect that it will be quite successful in it's objective.

.... I do have a simple question to the detractors of this video ...... Where are the hard hitting and easily understood videos that teach and portray conservative principles and philosophies in a similar hard hitting way? ........ Perhaps we should take note of how the successful tactics of the left are deployed and implemented. Evidently what we have been doing up until Nov 6th of this year were woefully inadequate and failed miserably.

.... So instead of making fun of and complaining of the lefts ploys ..... Start working together as a team instead of proving to be a miserable dysfunctional family of misfits .... take some notes .... Never let a Crisis go to waste.

12 posted on 12/05/2012 5:52:13 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Government schools are no places for children. They exist for indoctrination. I love it when people tell me that they have moved to a certain area because the schools are good. That just means that the government schools in that area have nice facilities and less violence. The real, lasting damage goes on in the classrooms.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 5:56:19 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

I agree. I’m lucky. I’ve got 7 grandchildren. Four are being home schooled and 3 are attending religious schools.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 5:59:53 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: tpmintx

This is straight out of 30’s and 40’s Soviet style cartoons. I wonder if they’ve ever even heard of that stuff. All the fat cats ruining everyone until the communists come and save the world.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 6:04:05 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: tpmintx

Communists are good for one thing only, and that thing is slow release fertilizer.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 6:05:34 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: tpmintx

Our governor Christie shut this nonsense down by pointing out how wealthy teachers were; he was aided by the Asbury Park Press, which listed the salaries of every public school teacher in NJ.

You would be amazed at how much money somebody without a particular set of job skills can “earn” in 180 days...


17 posted on 12/05/2012 6:33:42 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: tpmintx

Like Dennis Miller was saying tonight on O’Reilly: “They always say rich. How about saying successful for once?” So daamn true.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 6:36:56 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: skeeter

Someone should redo the audio and take the word “Rich” out and put the word “Jew” in.

Then redo it again and put the word “Blacks” in.

Then Mexican.

Then Japanese

And on and on and on.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 6:46:43 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I was talking to one guy involved in education the other day who says eventually this kind of public education will be phased out for the simple fact that it will become unnecessary, and he used Khanacademy.org as an example. Kids will learn at home and learn more through technology. I told him that will only happen if the people stop voting for the statists which after our last election seems to be far from ever happening, and he laughed it off.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 6:51:05 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: IMR 4350

It wouldn’t take much for the Jew part. The rich fat cat short guy wouldn’t take much tweaking and there you go, the Jew you can use as a scapegoat!

Those leftists always do this. The project everything.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 6:56:44 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: R_Kangel
Each of us will have the opportunity to walk the walk soon enough.

In the meantime, I'll continue to express my opinion of this valip dreck any way I like.

22 posted on 12/05/2012 6:57:00 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Vapid... dammit


23 posted on 12/05/2012 6:57:34 PM PST by skeeter
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To: tpmintx

An anti-rich guy video .... narrated by a rich guy.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 7:19:17 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: tpmintx

the proper response would be a animated video of the teacher’s union and the teachers urinating on the students and the taxpayers.

blessings, bobo


25 posted on 12/05/2012 7:24:20 PM PST by bobo1
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To: tpmintx

Not only would Josef love it but the image of the “rich” looks very much like the Nazi portayals of Jews. I’m sure der Fuehrer approves. Ein Volk,ein Reich, ein Fuehrer.

FUBO & FAD


26 posted on 12/05/2012 7:29:25 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: tpmintx

2 things I noticed, in the “animation.”

1) The “big nose” on the rich guy, much like the anti-Jew cartoons seen over the years.

2) The “City Park” arch looks remarkably like the “Arbeit Macht Frei” arches.

Mark


27 posted on 12/05/2012 7:59:32 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: tpmintx

Heard part of it on the radio. It sounded like Ed Asner was trying to channel George Carlin but came off more like George of the Jungle.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 8:14:36 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Top 10 Public Education Quotes of 2005
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/lists.php

The Education Intelligence Agency is proud to present the 2005 Public Education Quotes of the Year, in countdown order. Enjoy!

10. “After all these years, I’m sorry to say my recommendation is this: Forget about self-esteem and concentrate more on self-control and self-discipline.”

— Roy F. Baumeister, professor in the department of psychology at Florida State University. (January 25 Los Angeles Times)

9. “When the students don’t learn, the school must change.”

— Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, addressing the National Governors Association. (February 27 Los Angeles Times)

8. “If the United States is to preserve our system of free public schools, teacher unions are going to have to stop accepting the status quo and making excuses for the poor performance of our students.”

— Morty Rosenfeld, member of the NEA New York board of directors. (October 17 Teacher Talk)

7. “Kids do not do better learning math themselves. There’s a reason we go to school, which is that there’s someone smarter than us with something to teach us.”

— High school student Jim Munch, relating his battle against his school’s constructivist math program. (November 9 New York Times)

6. “It was negotiated by the MEA [Maine Education Association] and governor’s office over the last four months. We’re all just learning about it.”

— Maine State Senator Libby Mitchell (D-Kennebec), chairwoman of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, reacting to Gov. John Baldacci’s plan to reduce graduation standards and pay $17 million to teachers working on the state’s assessment program. (April 7 Lincoln County News)

5. “We might rank in the top half in some areas, but we’re not in the top of the top half.”

— Nancy Henderson, president of the Jefferson County Education Association (Colorado), expressing distress over teacher salaries in her district. (March 31 Canyon Courier)

4. “Please sign your letters as an individual or representative of a community group, not as a member of GAE.”

— Jonathan Goldman, director of communications and marketing for the Georgia Association of Educators, advising GAE members on how to respond to a column by Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jim Wooten on a bill to provide state-funded liability insurance to teachers. GAE was opposed to the bill.

3. “There are better ways for me to spend my hours than to deal with an employee who files constant grievances and objects to basic rules.”

— American Federation of Teachers Local 212 Executive Vice President Charlie Dee, on a lawsuit filed against his union by employee Mary Tews. Local 212 fired Tews in 2003, was ordered by an arbitrator to rehire her with back pay, then, Tews alleges, cut her pay and hours and tried to force her out. (May 25 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

2. “While building efficiencies of scale might fit a sound business model, it is the antithesis of sound educational practice.”

— Hawaii State Teachers Association Vice President Joan Lewis. (November 1 Honolulu Advertiser)

1. “All we want to do is learn. We can’t learn if we don’t got teachers.”

— Raquel Brito, one of an estimated 900 students who walked out of class in the East Side Union High School District in San Jose, California, to protest layoff notices sent to district teachers. (March 23 San Jose Mercury News)

And a special honorable mention to...

“I’m allergic to onions and I wouldn’t walk under an onion bridge.”

— An NEA delegate debating New Business Item 91 at the union’s Representative Assembly on July 6.


29 posted on 12/05/2012 8:22:30 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: tpmintx

Are the CTA and CFT linked in any way?


30 posted on 12/05/2012 8:58:09 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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It takes a community of Leftwing haters to promote the idea that citizens would urinate on each other.

These haters, a few of which abuse children, need to rethink their depraved attitude about US citizens. The vitriol and resentment they foster is not deserving of the money made available by the hardworking taxpayers. The defiling imagery that represents their hateful mindset should be a reminder of the disdain these individuals have for those funding their salaries, benefits, and retirement.


31 posted on 12/05/2012 9:06:00 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

One of our grandchildren is is government schools, and he is the only one having difficulty. Wish it were otherwise.


32 posted on 12/05/2012 10:29:50 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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