Just when we thought things couldn't get any more ridiculous comes the announcement that disgraced cheater Michelle Rhee and Co. are being invited by the Deep Pockets at Dumbocrats for Hedge errrr I mean Ed Reform to show the latest Ed Sci flick from the same knobs who cranked out Waiting for Superman. "Won't Back Down" is going to be screened at the Democratic National Convention later this month in North Carolina a drooling proud Right to Work for Less state that the Dumbocrats simply had to court. Never mind that "Won't Back Down" all ready has backed down from their asinine fund raising stunt that promised a teacher stoning booth with real rocks and prodded prospective attendees, C'mon, You Know You Always Wanted to... Meryl Streep and Josh Groden's teacher mom among others informed them that this wasn't going to fly if they still expected an appearance to happen. So the assholes who came up with it canceled it and in their retraction used what they thought was a clever and witty little take off on Green Eggs and Ham. It was so unfunny I won't dignify it with a reprint. Walden Media, who are chummy with hate groups and like to donate to anti gay groups and other bottom feeders are foisting their latest pile of celluloid shite on the unsuspecting public who don't realize that the movie actually features teachers included in and voting in favor of a "parent trigger law." I think this is about as likely as Arne Duncan counting to 21 without taking off his socks and unzipping.
I guess this is the new paradigm in America. When in doubt, MAKE SHIT UP. Chances are nobody will check on it and if they do it will be some annoying blogger nobody will hear anyway. Good luck to Mr. Blogright going up against both political parties and the main stream corporate media. Oh did I forget to mention that detail? The Republican Convention is ALSO going to screen this cinematic toilet clog to its rabid adherents as well and why not? What's the difference between Democrats for Ed Reform and the Republican Party anyway? Maybe the gender of the hookers they solicit but not much more than that. With any luck both conventions will be knocked out of kilter with whatever storm is brewing over the gulf. So here we are pedagogues, expected to go all Katie Campos and turn breathless cartwheels over Obama while his party spits in our water cooler and laughs in our faces. Please click on the Campos link if you have never seen it. Shit I read it why should YOU get out of it. That's our Assistant Secretary of Education in the sweater with the Big "O" on the front and the red white and blue pom poms. We can only wonder who her "AMAZING CONNECTION" might be but I am pretty sure he's the same AMAZING CONNECTION who put her in that job with zero, repeat zero education qualifications but lots of AMAZING CONNECTIONS. (cough cough Sam Hoyt, cough cough, Hoyt) Yeah so the picture is getting pretty damned bleak from where I sit. Whoever suggested we show up en masse at City Hall to support our union brothers and sisters in Chicago Public Schools instead of riding a bus to a boxed breakfast and a convocation from Pearly Brown is a genius. I'll use personal time if need be. We'd better start acting up and fast or we're facing the final act as public school teachers.
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