Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Jerk

What an idiot (via Memeorandum):
A teacher at a Rowan County school has been suspended after getting national attention for a YouTube video that surfaced last week showing her yelling at her students, saying it’s wrong to criticize the president.
In the YouTube video, North Rowan High School teacher Tonya Dixon-Neely and her students were debating several political issues, including a discussion about President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

. . . “Let me tell you something.  You will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.”

“I’ll say what I want,” countered one male student.

“Not about him you won’t,” yelled the teacher.
. . .
Later in the video the conversation turns foul-mouthed when the discussion changes to President Bush.

“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush,” the teacher continued.  “You are not supposed to slander.

“As a social studies teacher I cannot allow you to slander any president in here, past or present.  If that’s the case, somebody could say negative things about the Tea Party.”
The article quotes Rush Limbaugh saying, "This teacher is a full-fledged leftist.  There's no question about it.  And sounds very much like a jerk to boot." I'm not sure I would characterize her as a leftist—she sounds too dumb to have a coherent world view and she apparently believes  that it is slander to criticize any president. But Limbaugh called it on the jerk part.