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http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/142133/texas_revising_history_textbooks%3A_liberals_out%3B_limbau

The first draft for proposed standards in United States History Studies Since Reconstruction says students should be expected "to identify significant conservative advocacy organizations and individuals, such as Newt Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly and the Moral Majority." [...] Others have proposed adding talk show host Rush Limbaugh and the National Rifle Association.


You do not rewrite history, especially when it's for something as petty, idiotic and unimportant as fitting your small, insignificant, narrow-minded, partisan little political parties' view of the world. I don't care what party you're from. Democrat, Republican, Green Party, Socialist Party, Nazi Party, rewriting history to block out important people and emphasize an organization with as few noteworthy contributions to US history as the NRA or Rush Limbaugh of all people, should be a crime against human society and the future generations of this world, even if it is only for Texas.

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#3
Texas is always going to be America's retarded imbred cousin no matter what history they study.

Hell, tell em' that Jesus won the Revolutionary War by holding back the Arabs with a single magical machine gun. Who gives a damn? I don't live in Texas, but I do feel sorry for anyone who does.
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#4
usually i find myself annoyed at the various unimportant rants in the pit, but this actually got my blood boiling a little, thats ridiculous
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#5
Normally I would say this wont pass, but it is the state of Texas.
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#7
I visited Texas once. It was pretty sunny.
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You do not rewrite history, especially when it's for something as petty, idiotic and unimportant as fitting your small, insignificant, narrow-minded, partisan little political parties' view of the world. I don't care what party you're from. Democrat, Republican, Green Party, Socialist Party, Nazi Party, rewriting history to block out important people and emphasize an organization with as few noteworthy contributions to US history as the NRA or Rush Limbaugh of all people, should be a crime against human society and the future generations of this world, even if it is only for Texas.

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#9
And then they complain when I say that Constantinople was defended for a milennium by laser-wielding robots.

This is just bullshit. History is meant to offer facts, not fucking political brainwashing.
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#11
I'm just sayin'...just putting it out there...if Rush Limbaugh and his associates were, by some coincidental misfortune, accidentally hit in their faces with an ax, I wouldn't feel bad...

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#12
Texas, you let me down. Don't let this happen.
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#13
damn you texas..!
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#14
Sounds pretty shocking, kinda feel sorry for Texans, having to be brought up with such bias.
#15
History's already ****ed up. Why screw it up more? Especially with Rush Limbaugh and National Rifle Associaton. WTF?!

Oh, Texas! You're such a sillygoose!
#17
The liberals of Texas (?) should organize a stunt like the Kansas Creationists did - take the position that, in the interest of fairness, for every positive mention of Rush Limbaugh in the textbook there must be one of Micheal Moore.
#18
the NRA ..lol

"Yeah, so last night, I was closing up the bar, and some young punk comes in and tries to rob me"

"whatever did you do moe???"

"well, it could have been a real ugly situation, but I managed to shoot him in the spine"

*applause*

"I guess the next place he robs better have a ramp"

*laughter"
#19
You crazy Americans.
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#20
Earlier this year, a panel of right-wing "experts" produced a report urging the committee to remove biographies of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Stephen F. Austin, César Chávez, and instead add history about the "motivational role the Bible and the Christian faith played in the settling of the original colonies."

Removing stuff about George Washington from a history book? wow
#21
The problem is that Texas pretty much sets the standard for textbooks. If Texas is using it, a bunch of other states will. I learned this in Lies My Teacher Told Me, which is all about American history textbooks and how much they suck.
#22
I just hope they make our TB's a little more secular. But that ain't gunna happen soon.
#23


that isn't how it works you silly republicans.
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Removing stuff about George Washington from a history book? wow


One of my batfuck-crazy creationist teachers was all spazzy because some "secular humanist biased" European History book didn't have George Washington. This is bull.
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Hi. I'm not American. What is this?


No seriously. I have little to no idea what's going on, all I know is history is involved and people are pissed off about it.

I'll read the OP again.
EDIT: Read it, still don't understand.

Could someone be so kind and give a quick explanation please?

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Quote by osXtiger
Hi. I'm not American. What is this?


No seriously. I have little to no idea what's going on, all I know is history is involved and people are pissed off about it.

I'll read the OP again.
EDIT: Read it, still don't understand.

Could someone be so kind and give a quick explanation please?


A political party is using the fact it controls the majourity of positions of power in a larger US state to pass a revisionist version of history that blocks out people they feel aren't Republican enough and emphasizes people who have done next-to-nothing just because they feel they are Republican enough. If this goes through, as said before since Texas is one of the biggest states, then most if not all US history books will have this revisionist version of history.
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A political party is using the fact it controls the majourity of positions of power in a larger US state to pass a revisionist version of history that blocks out people they feel aren't Republican enough and emphasizes people who have done next-to-nothing just because they feel they are Republican enough. If this goes through, as said before since Texas is one of the biggest states, then most if not all US history books will have this revisionist version of history.


Thank you very much .

And this had better not happen. That's just not right!

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#28
Most of recorded history is biased. I don't disagree with you, but it's bound to happen again at some point.
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#30
The 15-member committee, stacked with 10 Republicans, is expected to vote along party lines. Earlier this year, a panel of right-wing "experts" produced a report urging the committee to remove biographies of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Stephen F. Austin, César Chávez, and instead add history about the "motivational role the Bible and the Christian faith played in the settling of the original colonies."


Theres your problem, Texas.
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#33
U.S. History in itself is a stupid and hypocritical subject. The purpose of History is defeated by learning history only about one country, and from that country...
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U.S. History in itself is a stupid and hypocritical subject. The purpose of History is defeated by learning history only about one country, and from that country...


I certainly agree with you if you're referring to the jingoist crap that so many American History are filled with, but I really don't see any harm in the citizens of a country learning the specific history of that country, just so long as that's not all that they're learning.
#39
Damn my state.


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U.S. History in itself is a stupid and hypocritical subject. The purpose of History is defeated by learning history only about one country, and from that country...

First of all, you do not only learn about the US; you learn about history between 1776 until the modern era with a US-centric point of view. Is this a selfish thing? Sure, it is, but how is it hypocritical? I bet you do not even know what hypocritical means. If you are going to flame America, you might as well know what the fuck you are talking about.

Also, I know plenty of Canadians. Guess what? They take CANADIAN HISTORY.
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