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State to buy tinfoil hats to combat Common Core (This is the GOP's opinion of us!)
The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rudi Keller

Posted on 02/21/2014 8:57:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

JEFFERSON CITY – The House Appropriations – Education Committee cut deeply today into Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposals for public schools and higher education, slashing his planned increases by more than $200 million.

But committee Chairman Mike Lair, R-Chillicothe, found $8 to address a pressing problem. The money is to be used “for two rolls of high density aluminum to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology.”

On the summary sheet handed out to lawmakers, the money is slated for “tin foil hats” and was tied to an amendment removing language barring the state from accepting federal grants to implement Common Core standards for public schools.

Critics on the right have focused the adoption of the standards by President Barack Obama’s administration and sought to portray it as an attempt to indoctrinate children. A recent posting on the Eagle Forum website was titled “Controversy and Porn Pervade Common Core Curriculum.”

“Basically, when you deal with conspiracy theorists, you do logic first,” Lair told the committee, noting that he has filed bills to limit how student data is shared and blocking the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from mandating curriculum or textbooks to local schools.

There has also been criticism of Common Core standards from liberal groups, but Tribune education reporter Catherine Martin reported recently that many Columbia teachers like the standards.

“If you can’t deal with folks with logic, you use humor,” he said. “This is to stop all the problems from the black helicopters and drones. This is high density foil.”

After Lair's amendments were approved, Rep. Bryan Spencer, R-Wentzville, sought to restore the language banning the use of federal grants to implement Common Core. His amendment was defeated.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: commoncore; education; gop; missouri
Got that?
1 posted on 02/21/2014 8:57:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Americans will have the last laugh on this and it’s dumbass Mikey who will look like the fool.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 9:01:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s Alinsky isn’t it? “Mock your enemy.” Also, of course, Satan.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 9:04:52 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RINOS looking for fed hand outs seem to ignore that such contributions are coming from socialist creatures running things with long tentacles determined to promote their aims.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 9:25:39 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Got that?”
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Actually no. At first I thought maybe this Mike Lair was a RINO. But then I checked his voting record and it (or at least the votes I found) was quite acceptably conservative. So I’m still trying to understand who the tin hats were for and who Liar was mocking.

I guess I just don’t understand the intricacies here.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 9:25:51 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have a meeting with him in it, bring a common core math book, force him to try to solve the damn thing...

Then when he admits defeat, make him wear a damned tinfoil hat...


6 posted on 02/21/2014 10:24:08 PM PST by GraceG
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To: House Atreides

I don’t pretend to actually understand Missouri politics, but one thing I do know is that there is a cloud of pure evil hanging over all of it. It is cynical, broken, corrupt, and shameful. That goes for the supposedly conservative republicans as well as the dems.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 10:34:47 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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education reporter Catherine Martin reported recently that many Columbia teachers like the standards...

That there folks is the liberal mindset of teacher unions controlling education, leaving the parents and their children out in the cold.

8 posted on 02/21/2014 10:57:29 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every one likes a little_____, nobody likes a smart_____.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 4:58:47 AM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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Were the Founding Fathers conspiracy theorists? If that verbage had been in use back then the British would have no doubt applied it to the Founders and all the patriots.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 7:41:01 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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Were the Founding Fathers conspiracy theorists? If that verbage had been in use back then the British would have no doubt applied it to the Founders and all the patriots.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 7:41:02 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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