Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
5,864 posts, read 4,955,514 times
Reputation: 4207

Advertisements

After having read the article that's a very very misleading title.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
15,853 posts, read 35,010,812 times
Reputation: 22693
Quote:
Originally Posted by GottaBMe View Post
Reread the book.
I bet I have read that book 15 times, maybe more. She may be sympathetic to their plight. But she never implies that the circumstances of their lives are a result of anything OTHER than their own behavior and lifestyle.

I love that book. I really love it.


20yrsinBranson
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
86,052 posts, read 84,141,708 times
Reputation: 27718
Quote:
Originally Posted by 20yrsinBranson View Post
That is very interesting considering the entire book is about low-income, working class, and sometimes white trash people, and how unbelievably BAD their lives are - and usually BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN BEHAVIOR.

The book certainly is not what I would have expected from a Democratic Socialist. It certainly is not very kind and understanding toward working-class people and it certainly does not give me the impression that she feels that they are "disadvantaged" or somehow needing a "program" to make them a contributing member of society.

She really slams them and gives them hell. LOL

20yrsinBranson
With Democratic Socialists..everyone is equal so there is no need for any welfare "programs". Social need outranks profitability.
Where We Stand
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:20 PM
 
1,476 posts, read 2,017,974 times
Reputation: 704
Yep. The author the high school students were assigned to read is a far left activist. Belongs to the Democratic Socialists of America.

But I guess it goes along with the Students for America's recommended reading of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:21 PM
 
1,476 posts, read 2,017,974 times
Reputation: 704
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthGAbound12 View Post
After having read the article that's a very very misleading title.
And what would you title it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
6,233 posts, read 9,453,164 times
Reputation: 3133
Ah yes. I've heard this before. Some teacher in some town somewhere in America assigns a certain book that isn't written by glenn beck....

OH MY GOD!!! EVERY SINGLE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN AMERICA IS AN ATHEIST COMMUNIST TRAINING GROUND!!! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! !!!!!!!!!!!!!


To 20yearsinbranson: I've been curious about that book for a while. Sounds interesting. I think I'll read it now that I know a little more about it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
5,864 posts, read 4,955,514 times
Reputation: 4207
Quote:
Originally Posted by GottaBMe View Post
And what would you title it?
Instead of pulling a random out of context quote from the book and sensationalizing the headline to make it out to be some anti-Christian book I would have chosen a more subtle headline. Or how about not written the article in the first place? Who cares about this story anyway. But no no no anything to further the American Christian Persecution Complex.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
86,052 posts, read 84,141,708 times
Reputation: 27718
What if the book had "wine guzzling Muhammad" ? She'd be in hiding right about now eh ?

That's offensive to anyone who practices their religion regardless of who is depicted as guzzling the wine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: California
37,044 posts, read 41,979,600 times
Reputation: 34848
If they read this in private school what the heck would everyone do? LOL!!!!!! Imagine! Reading a book! The horror.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
86,052 posts, read 84,141,708 times
Reputation: 27718
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ceece View Post
If they read this in private school what the heck would everyone do? LOL!!!!!! Imagine! Reading a book! The horror.

Yeah..private schools have lists like this:
Rising 9th- 12th Graders
Pride and Prejudice or any Jane Austen book
The Spirit of Saint Louis, Charles Lindbergh
The Hound of the Baskervilles, 252 p., Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Count of Monte Cristo, 1400 p. (An abridged version is acceptable), Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers, 560 p., Alexandre Dumas
The Scarlett Pimpernell, 320 p., Baroness Orczy
A Tale of Two Cities, 470 p., Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, 560 p., Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, 496 p., Charles Dickens Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Alice in Wonderland (for Logic class)
Through the Looking Glass (for Logic class)
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, 310 p. (11 book series + a companion book of notes and maps), C.S. Forester
All Creatures Great and Small, 437 p., James Herriot
All Things Bright and Beautiful, 437 p., James Herriot
All Things Wise and Wonderful, 437 p., James Herriot


Summer Reading List | Highlands Latin School, Louisville KY (http://thelatinschool.org/summerreading - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:48 PM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top