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McDonald's == manufacturing
Dubya can put his lips together and 'manufacture' a kiss for my ass. (Spotted in elfs)

Oh and teachers are terrorists.

I am: disgusted
Current Media: TiVo: Unscrewed

wedgex From: wedgex Date: February 23rd, 2004 09:03 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: February 24th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Now, now. He didn't say teachers are terrorists, he said the teacher's union is a terrorist organization. And, in a strange sort of way, he's not far off - they use a lot of fear-based tactics ("nice kids you have here. be a shame if anything was to... happen to their education") in their negotiations.

And I don't buy the union president's counter-rhetoric, either. "We are the teachers, there is no distinction." No, you are a mouthpiece for a labor union.

The irony here is that both sides are right. No Child Left Behind is a steaming pile of shite which has not only done more harm than good, it's done more harm than a lot of deliberate efforts to do harm; and the NEA is an obnoxious, money-devouring political lobby with little real connection to the people (that is, teachers) it purports to represent. I think Secretary Paige was right to mock them, though he could certainly have picked a better phrase. They're much more readily comparable to the Mob than terrorists. :)