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Friday, September 14, 2018

The State Board of Education in Texas voted on Friday to eliminate several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, from the state's social studies curriculum. Barbara Cargill, a Texas Republican and member of the board, told The Dallas Morning News that "the recommendation to eliminate Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton was made by [Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills] work groups."

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Yeah...that Keller's a real librul dirtbag...

#1 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-09-14 09:46 PM | Reply

Keller was very liberal.

Doesn't mean she isn't worthy of history books.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-14 10:51 PM | Reply

I believe it would be beneficial to study Her Bitterness, her failures, and her Global Grievance Tour to learn how not to act in public.

Especially for Democrats, the class should be entitled, How To Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-14 11:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Texas just needs to secede already!

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-09-14 11:55 PM | Reply

Next year the Texas State Board of Education plans on removing FDR, John F. Kennedy, and Obama from history.

They are, however, adding Dr. Pepper, Carrot Top, and the guy in the Verizon commercials to the curriculum.

www.nytimes.com

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-15 12:06 AM | Reply

They're planning to take out JFK?

Well....it's not the first time a Texan has done this.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-15 12:26 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The only way the current iteration of the right continues to exist is by covering opposing view points and preventing their ability to vote.

Conservative only looks good when the opposition isn't known to exist.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-15 12:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

A lot of people say the say thing about the left. Ohh, you're a racist, or you're a facist or a nazi. See how that works???? What makes you correct???

#8 | Posted by robadude32 at 2018-09-15 01:02 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

See how that works???? What makes you correct???

Definitions.

Look them up.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-15 01:57 AM | Reply

Sadly, Barbara Cargill is about to be added to the curriculum of many high schools and universities. Like that of Henrietta Lacks, Ms. Cargill's cancer may live a long time...

#10 | Posted by Catdog at 2018-09-15 07:41 AM | Reply

Especially for Democrats, the class should be entitled, How To Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

#3 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2018-09-14 11:45 PM | REPLY | SCREW YOU

Yeah it only took 3 old poots like Donnie, Vlad and sore loser Bernie with their band of petulant crybaby hypocrites.... to beat up up an old lady ... and oddly enough the old battle-axe still managed to win the popular vote...

I know the uber left loves to lionize Bernie because his photo was taken at an anti war rally... and Vietnam was WWWWWAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY more important than the woman's movement... all I have to say is go to hell.

She and the wolves she ran with changed women's status world wide for the better... you may not like that because ultimately it is more important than a war that was going to end anyways as wars always do...

relatively speaking y'all are a pack of wussies.

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-09-15 08:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

So, what did helen keller do that ticked off the bigots?

#12 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-09-15 09:09 AM | Reply

#12 - Signing in civil rights.

#13 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-09-15 09:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 - "Texas just needs to secede already!" ... . Texas seceded when they allowed a President's head to be blown to pieces while riding next to his wife in full public view.

Allowing the alleged shooter to be publicly assassinated while in police custody declared their secession in full.

The only place a wall is needed is around Texas.

#14 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-09-15 09:52 AM | Reply

Jeez, how many times can you secede. They secededed from Mexico with the promise they'd remain the Republic of Texas. Promise not kept hence the Mexican american war. Great property to be had after that.

Texas, slavery now, slavery tommorow, well at least to Juneteenth

#15 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-09-15 10:14 AM | Reply

F___ the alamo

#16 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-09-15 10:19 AM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY RIGHTISTRITE AT 2018-09-15 08:00 AM | FLAG:

Yeah, no. The Vietnam War fundamentally changed this country. No Vietnam, no Woman's Movement. Hillary is at best a foot note, a former first lady that lost a campaign to a reality TV show host.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-09-15 12:12 PM | Reply

#17, hardly,

In Sweden, conditional women's suffrage was in effect during the Age of Liberty (1718–1772). The seed for the first Woman's Rights Convention in the United States in Seneca Falls, New York was planted in 1840, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton met Lucretia Mott at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. The conference refused to seat Mott and other women delegates from the U.S. because of their sex. In 1851, Stanton met temperance worker Susan B. Anthony, and shortly the two would be joined in the long struggle to secure the vote for women in the U.S., a goal reached in 1920. But gender discrimination remained rampant. In the seventies, Ruth Bader Ginsburg led a series of systematic legal cases through the Supreme Court which restricted gender discrimination, based on the constitution. Republican partisan hacks who control the Supreme Court today seek to reverse many of those gains.

#18 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-15 02:49 PM | Reply

Keller was very liberal.

The deaf, dumb and blind girl? Was very liberal?

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-15 03:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

A lot of people say the say thing about the left. Ohh, you're a racist, or you're a facist or a nazi. See how that works???? What makes you correct???
#8 | POSTED BY ROBADUDE32

This is some drunk posting at it finest.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-15 03:07 PM | Reply

I think it's worth questioning what teaching kids about Helen Keller was supposed to teach them in the first place.

I'm not asking about Texas making this change, I'm asking why Texas made the previous change to include Keller in the first place. And, what's changed since then to warrant her removal.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-15 03:09 PM | Reply

In Sweden

#18 | POSTED BY BAYVIKING AT 2018-09-15 02:49 PM | REPLY

This is American history, and Hillary is being referenced in regards to the Woman's Movement that grew out of the Vietnam War era protests, as a reason she should be included.. but the Vietnam War not..

Please try to keep up.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-09-15 04:58 PM | Reply

Women's suffrage is as old as the bible. The first breakthrough was Sweden. In another hundred years the struggle began in the USA, by 1920 women could vote, but everything else was total unconstitutional discrimination, until Ruth Bader Ginsberg came along. The Vietnam War correlated in time, but that was an irrelevant coincidence. That premise is nonsense. Like RBG, Hillary was a rising star during this period, but she had little or nothing to do with the women's movement. RBG was a the premier driving force, in the courts, which could actually do something about it.

Get it now!

#23 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-15 08:12 PM | Reply

How do you leave out (no matter how you feel about her) the first woman to win the nomination of one of the two major parties for POTUS? And won the popular vote! Do you want to also leave top-achieving athletes out of the record books because you don't like them personally? Think of all the greats that would be left out because of their behavior (probably the majority). I don't know why you guys hate her so much, anyway. Surely she's no worse than most of the men who've actually won the Presidency in our history.

#24 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-09-16 01:13 AM | Reply

I always thought Helen Keller was in history books to let us know it doesn't matter if you're blind mute and deaf you can still accomplish things in life.

The other she also had some very unique news as a result of her having such little sensory input.

#25 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-16 01:24 AM | Reply

You'd think she would be a hero to the right. Humpy likes his followers being deaf, dumb and blind.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-16 01:01 PM | Reply

Helen was accepted to Radcliff College in 1900 and graduated in 1904. This made her the first Deaf and blind person to graduate from college. After college she became more and more famous based on her work as an author and as an advocate for people with disabilities. She was a strong supporter of the suffrage movement, advocated for birth control and was a pacifist. At the end of her life in 1968 when she was 87 she had completed twelve books (Biography of Helen Keller, 2007, paragraph 3 & 4).

She also invented American Sign Language but that doesn't make up for being a librul

#27 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-09-16 01:16 PM | Reply

"that doesn't make up for being a librul"

According to our "friends" on the right, nothing can make up for being a "librul".

#28 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-09-16 02:15 PM | Reply

"I always thought Helen Keller was in history books to let us know it doesn't matter if you're blind mute and deaf you can still accomplish things in life."

Me too.

Why does Texas want that lesson to be lost?

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-16 02:17 PM | Reply

I think it's worth questioning what teaching kids about Helen Keller was supposed to teach them in the first place.

I'm not asking about Texas making this change, I'm asking why Texas made the previous change to include Keller in the first place. And, what's changed since then to warrant her removal.

#21 | Posted by snoofy

Are you leaving someone else from the list?

Under other preliminary approvals, the social studies curriculum would no also longer require students to learn about 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater and Hellen Keller, a disability rights advocate who became the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college.

#30 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-16 03:30 PM | Reply

Like RBG, Hillary was a rising star during this period, but she had little or nothing to do with the women's movement. RBG was a the premier driving force, in the courts, which could actually do something about it.
Get it now!

#23 | POSTED BY BAYVIKING AT 2018-09-15 08:12 PM | REPLY | FLAG:INCREDIBLY IGNORANT

WTF do you think the Woman's Movement was pig brain? She exemplified it led by example when the clown brigade was embracing Schafly... the beginning of a long line of republicl*wn conservatron feminist caricatures.

#31 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-09-16 07:49 PM | Reply

Under other preliminary approvals, the social studies curriculum would no also longer require students to learn about 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater and Hellen Keller, a disability rights advocate who became the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college.

#30 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2018-09-16 03:30 PM |

Goldwater got stomped. The GOP doesn't want anyone to know that their ideas can lose big to libruls. And his running mate was Stephanie Miller's dad too.

#32 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-09-16 10:12 PM | Reply

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