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Sunday, January 28, 2018

A video in which a Southern California high school teacher is heard slamming members of the military as "the frickin' lowest of the low" in a classroom rant to students has gone viral. El Rancho High history teacher Gregory Salcido -- who also serves as an elected Pico Rivera city councilman and was once mayor -- even goes so far as to refer to those who are in the military overseas as failed students who had no choice but to serve, "Fox & Friends" reported Sunday. "Think about the people you know who are over there," Salcido is heard saying. "Your freakin' stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They're dumb s - - - s. They're not high-level bankers. They're not academic people. They're not intellectual people." "They're the freakin' lowest of our low."

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Of course this is from the People's Republic of California.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-28 04:12 PM | Reply

Funny stuff. I imagine some of my best teachers would never last these days.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-28 04:28 PM | Reply

--Funny stuff. I imagine some of my best teachers would never last these days.

If this imbecile was one of your "best teachers" it would explain a lot.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-28 04:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

We don't send our best people to kill brown people.
That may explain the rampant rape culture in the US military.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-28 04:55 PM | Reply

Most of my better teachers went on rants from time to time, was the point.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-28 05:02 PM | Reply

Of course this is from the People's Republic of California.
#1 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-01-28 04:12 PM | FLAG: self loathing Californian

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-28 05:33 PM | Reply

--FLAG: self loathing Californian

That's so retarded, it doesn't merit a response.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-28 05:50 PM | Reply

California has managed to combine the highest taxes in the country with the highest poverty and crumbling infrastructure. Way to go, Moonbeam!

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-28 06:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

-the highest poverty

Only when the official rate, where they are 17th, in adjusted for cost of living.

- it doesn't merit a response.

He responded.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-28 06:49 PM | Reply

Dumb thread.

Just like arguing over black kneeling NFL players protesting police abuse.

Just because white politicians say the National Anthem is more about the military and veterans and not for black Americans drawing attention to what's going on in their communities, why can't white people still listen to what their fellow Americans have to say?

In this case, just because a teacher says something ridiculous about the military, why even take the rube-bait, why fall for the ole okey-doke?

#10 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-28 06:54 PM | Reply

#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-01-28 05:50 PM | FLAG: "that doesn't merit a response" is my response..

#11 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-01-28 06:59 PM | Reply

"Only when the official rate, where they are 17th, in adjusted for cost of living."

Is that fair considering the high cost of living?

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-28 07:03 PM | Reply

#12

It's one way of looking at it. But just to claim that CA has the highest poverty rate in the country when they aren't even close to that using the normal, official rate standard is misleading. Knowingly, in this case, of course.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-28 07:48 PM | Reply

Florida is the worst state in the nation in every way, new rankings say

Read more here: www.miamiherald.com

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-28 09:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

- Read more

"Michigan ranks No. 1"

That must be why the spend their winters here.

"according to Thrillist, the website that most recently anointed the Publix sub as the country's best."

Nulli only cites the best sources, rofl.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-28 09:20 PM | Reply

Charlie Sheen as PFC Chris Taylor in Platoon

Well, here I am, anonymous alright, with guys nobody really cares about. They come from the end of the line, most of 'em. Small towns you never heard of: Pulaski, Tennessee. Brandon, Mississippi. Pork Bend, Utah. Wampum, Pennsylvania. Two years' high school's about it. Maybe if they're lucky, a job waiting for 'em back in a factory. But most of 'em got nothin'. They're poor. They're the unwanted. Yet they're fighting for our society and our freedom. It's weird, isn't it? At the bottom of the barrel, and they know it. Maybe that's why they call themselves "grunts", cause a grunt can take it, can take anything. They're the best I've ever seen, Grandma. The heart and soul...

Maybe I found it way down here in the mud. Maybe from down here I can start up again and be something I can be proud of, without having to fake it, be a fake human being. Maybe I can see something I don't yet see, or learn something I don't yet know.


Platoon, Dir./Wri. Oliver Stone, Hemdale Film Corp., Orion Pictures, © 1986.

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-28 09:31 PM | Reply

13

Fair enough.

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-28 10:56 PM | Reply

#7 so how retarded does that make your response?

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-28 11:06 PM | Reply

it comes and it goes, it's been done before.

#19 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-28 11:28 PM | Reply

We can see this teacher is proud of his country, just have to wonder what kind of instructions he gives to the children.

#20 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-28 11:35 PM | Reply

That's so retarded, it doesn't merit a response

Absolutely.

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-29 05:27 AM | Reply

#14 Florida is the worst state in the nation in every way

Fact... as I stated, I don't see how people live there.... anyone that lives there year round is pretty square, trust me I know. Although the Naples Winter Wine Festival, fundraiser, is nice to see, it does gives the hoi poloi of Naples a chance to see how we live in Port Royal.

It's one way of looking at it. But just to claim that CA has the highest poverty rate in the country when they aren't even close to that using the normal, official rate standard is misleading. Knowingly, in this case, of course.
#13 | POSTED BY CORKY

"normal, offical rate standard"?

This is moving the goal posts, how does the US stack up world wide using the "normal, official rate standard" for the world?

You are either being incredibly naive about your own positions, or know-ling misleading. I will give you this, you are a slippery one Corky, which rhymes with Porky....

Even the liberal politifact agrees with Nulli.

California has the nation's highest poverty rate, when factoring in cost-of-living
www.politifact.com

Even in 2015: California leads the nation in income inequality.
money.cnn.com

I wonder if the revolution will come first in California?

Remember when income inequality was important? good times, good times...

Today you defend it ....

#22 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-29 10:01 AM | Reply

How anyone lives in California is beyond me. And you wonder why we need The Electoral College. It's to keep idiots like this from influencing the rest of common sense America.

#23 | Posted by boaz at 2018-01-29 10:21 AM | Reply

"How anyone lives in California is beyond me."

The military's lowest of the low tries to slam California.

Weak. Low energy. Sad!

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-29 11:29 AM | Reply

"Common sense America"

LOL if you represent common sense America it doesn't have much sense.

Although the lack of sense is unfortunately common.

BTW I think it's hilarious that you openly admit your ideas suck so bad you need an antiquated election system to maintain power while claiming your ideas are superior. You did t really think that through, did you?

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-29 12:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

- This is moving the goal posts

Not using the official stats while pretending that you are is moving the goalposts, Andrea, you ignorant slut.

www.youtube.com

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-29 01:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Repubes poop all over military, law enforcement, working class, but happily tout fake patriotism for partisan hackery.

#27 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-29 02:08 PM | Reply

Is that fair considering the high cost of living?

#12 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2018-01-28 07:03 PM | FLAG:

It's fair. The Obama admin is who ordered the adjusted numbers. The Census released a detailed PDF explaining why the "official" numbers are useless and why the adjusted metric is what matters.

#28 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-29 02:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The free speech haters are out I see....

#29 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-01-30 10:01 AM | Reply

The free speech haters are out I see.... - #29 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-01-30 10:01 AM

Has anyone said anything about the government stepping in and punishing the teacher? If not, then you must be hallucinating the free speech haters. Or is it possible you don't understand what free speech means? People here are exercising their free speech about someone they rightly consider a bigot.

#30 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-30 12:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We can see this teacher is proud of his country, just have to wonder what kind of instructions he gives to the children.

#20 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-28 11:35 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

You can be proud of your country and still be critical at the same time. Madeline Albright admitted that our military invasion of Iraq killed at least 500,000 children and claimed "I believe it was worth it" Fuck that. I'm critical of that and it was murderous and it was built on lies. But big oil is in there.

"Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo Camacho issued a statement that did not address Salcido's remarks, but said that the city was founded upon the "principles, values and sacrifices" of our many veterans who when called upon served with great pride and honor."

Sometimes the mayor is just plain wrong.

#31 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-01-30 02:55 PM | Reply

#31

500K?

Peanuts.

Do you have any idea how many were killed by US forces when they invaded mainland Europe during WWII?

#32 | Posted by madbomber at 2018-01-30 08:39 PM | Reply

OMG. One teacher in CA said something stupid. Let's trash the whole state and profession.

#33 | Posted by morris at 2018-01-30 09:16 PM | Reply

#33 | POSTED BY MORRIS AT 2018-01-30 09:16 PM | FLAG: I think he just trashed his own 'crowd' [publication education system] as most branches require an HS education, and some cases will accept a GED. Guess the teaching profession has failed in their 'duty' to educate the 'proletariat'.

#34 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-01-30 11:07 PM | Reply

The first amendment guarantees the teachers right to say the military are rapey racist moochers.

#35 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-30 11:44 PM | Reply

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