Friday, March 03, 2006

Gestapo-light in Denver

Our civil liberties are daily strippped away with the perpetual drip, drip, drip of news that threaten to overtake us; and with strip-search Sammie on the Supreme Court bench, expect the drips to become daily douses as our nation drowns in sorrow.

In the latest outrage, CBS reports that a suburban Denver history teacher has been suspended for telling the truth about Bush's State of the Union address to his students.

About 150 students at a suburban Denver high school walked out of class to protest a decision to put a teacher on administrative leave while the school investigates remarks he allegedly made in class about President Bush, including a comment that some people compare Mr. Bush to Adolf Hitler.

The protest came Thursday as administrators began investigating whether Overland High School teacher Jay Bennish violated a policy requiring balancing viewpoints in the classroom, Cherry Creek School District spokeswoman Tustin Amole said.

Not to worry, Amole assured the media. The teacher is on "paid leave" and the suspension was not at all "punitive," but simply a chance to hear from all sides of the story.

A future Karl Rove had taped the class for about 20 minutes and turned it over to his Gestapo-like father. It seems what truly infuriated the crybabies was that darling conservatives were not allowed a voice.

Well thank goodness! Especially if the baby necons were trying to contaminate class with Republican talking points like the administration has a clear plan for victory when it's obvious the situation in Iraq has ignited a Civil War; or Iraqi forces are "increasingly capable of defeating the enemy," when only last week the lonely unit capable of fighting without US help was downgraded; or arguments that Bush will continue to give ear to Democratic members in Congress, when he has never done so; oh hell, don't take my word for it, read the president's SOTU address for yourself and then tell me why any Bushie should be allowed to have equal time when facts clearly contradict everything the president said and anything a baby neocon might argue.

Now there's a lesson for students to learn, let's muzzle our teachers who speak out. For surely there's at least one class in the entire school with a conservative bent, difficult to imagine that there is not.

Power to truth and truth to power!

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