March 18, 2005

Did you know...

...that sending your child to a charter school - a school set up with its own board, funded by a portion of each student's tax-funded allotment of education dollars - is the same as sending them to a Madrass, the ultra-fundamentalist Moslem schools that teach hatred for Jews and the West?

It's the same as teaching them to "strap on a backpack" full of explosives?

That's what Nick Coleman said on his show this morning, discussing Bill Cooper's involvement in an organization that sponsors several "Core Knowledge"-based charter schools. Charter schools have become popular in Minnesota as an alternative to the public school system; hence, public school advocates hate them.

So, to Nick Coleman: Charter School = Madrass. Charter school student = terrorist.

I bring it up not because I think Coleman's message will have any impact - I think the station could get better numbers running an online auction. I bring it up because if Nick Coleman is saying it - he being the trained, pliant monkey of any number of special interests that have his ear - then it is no doubt the official view of someone in the Educational/Industrial Complex.

And that is amazing.

So - all of you lefties who are revolted by conservatives who call dissent unpatriotic; what say you all about Nick Coleman (and the lefty establishment for which he serves as a fairly transparent talking head) comparing dissent from the government school system with terrorism?

This oughtta be good.

Posted by Mitch at March 18, 2005 08:30 AM | TrackBack

Its time to send out some props to Nicky C. Not content with his own reflexive use of ageless cliches Nicky C. has boldly undertaken the task of coining new cliches. Brilliant!! Not an oxymoron but an art form at least in the hands of a craftsman like Nicky C. What other "journalist" working in the days since Dan Rather has the guts to stand up and demonstrate his irrelavance with each waking moment, each utterance, each click of the computer keys.

Hats off to Nicky C. who shows us what you can say when no one really cares!

Posted by: OKP at March 18, 2005 10:38 AM

I need more context before I can comment. What EXACTLY did Coleman say?

Posted by: Carson at March 18, 2005 11:42 AM

Mitch, Nicked Colon really stepped in the sh@# this morning.

He threw down the gauntlet and I'm going to use it to beat that smarmy hampster to the floor this afternoon.

I don't have the time to devote until after work, but expect a lengthy Fiskwa response.

Posted by: Swiftee at March 18, 2005 12:04 PM

Talk about obsession..... To read Blogger Berg, is to read all Coleman all the time.... I missed Coleman's show today. Went on the bus to Grand Rapids for the Bachmann amendment hearing.

Bachmann compares gay marriage to Pearl Harbor.... So she seems to be in good company with Nick Coleman with making rediculous comparisons.

Posted by: Eva Young at March 19, 2005 12:29 AM

1) Nick Coleman is a public figure.

b) He's granted some credibility, for whatever reason, by his position.

III) That's what us bloggers do - fact-check the asses of people in those sorts of positions who have it coming.

Would you care to address any of the facts, Eva, or is this just another attempt to turn the conversation to EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA?

Posted by: mitch at March 19, 2005 06:23 AM

No, Eva. Obsession is fisking the EMAILS you get an the COMMENTS you read on other peoples blogs.

Your blogs have to be the tiredest, most depressing things I've ever wasted my time on.

Not that I'll be doing that anymore.

Posted by: Josh at March 19, 2005 08:27 AM

If you to know what the left is guilty of doing, make a list of the things they accuse us of.

And with that mechanism, he might have a point, those public schools teaching whitey, hate thyself, hate America, Stalin good, gulags good (to put republicans in, because they are evil) mass graves good, (to keep the death camp floors clean) socialism good (all mass murderers by the million called himself a socialist) and doping em up on ritalin and prozac (speed and care-me-not) and brainwashing em into marxist moonbat Red Guard holy warriors for Gaia.

Yup, you get programed headtwisted KGB/SS/PolPot Killing field operators pre-conditioned to off all us "enemies of the people".

Makes sense to me, perhaps Yavoul Hier Coleman has a point.

Posted by: Raymond at March 21, 2005 09:20 AM

This lefty has never heard of Nick Coleman, and thus finds any claim that Coleman transparently speaks for anybody to be highly suspect.

This lefty also attended a charter school (back when they were called "alternative" schools) and is better for it. Of course that was back when schools were chartered in order to improve education rather than to advance a particular political or religious agenda. That's not to say that all charter schools nowadays are pushed for that purpose, or even a majority of them, but it does happen.

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