Federal Way schools restrict Gore film
"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. "The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."
Condoms don’t belong in schools. Condoms can break. Sex education classes should be hands on oral sex labs, good for a biology credit, and possibly photography. On this, Frosty and I agree - - and we agree on nothing else.
However, I should point out that, had Señor Frosty actually WATCHED the nazi-produced propaganda film starring Albert Gore he might have noticed that Albert and “the Frosty” both agree that in the end times, everything will burn up.
Really, really, burn up. Don’t be confused by the rising oceans, my dear, the bushes are burning just off the beach.
"Somebody could say you're killing free speech, and my retort to them would be we're encouraging free speech," said (school board member) Larson, a lawyer. "The beauty of our society is we allow debate."
School Board members adopted a three-point policy that says teachers who want to show the movie must ensure that a "credible, legitimate opposing view will be presented," that they must get the OK of the principal and the superintendent, and that any teachers who have shown the film must now present an "opposing view."
Well, that could get tricky. Remember why MSNBC fired Phil Donahue a few years back. Producers would scramble for three repuglo-fascist shills to counter-screech about nukes in Iraq, yet they still measured up as inconsequential pip-squeaks to the great white eminence Phil of Don-a-Hue.
For “opposing” viewpoints to global warming, we’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel these days. One might imagine Frosty has a mean powerpoint presentation exposing all the mendacity.
“The glaciers aren’t really melting,” he might begin. “They are being raptured early, on account of being so heavy.” click click.
Students should hear the perspective of global-warming skeptics and then make up their minds, (board President Ed Barney) said. After they do, "if they think driving around in cars is going to kill us all, that's fine, that's their choice."
Asked whether an alternative explanation for evolution should be presented by teachers, Barney said it would be appropriate to tell students that other beliefs exist. "It's only a theory," he said.
Oh dear, I think Edward is not a schoolteacher, and therefore does not belong in school - - but that is only my theory:
In common usage, people often use the word theory to signify a conjecture, an opinion, or a speculation. [...]
In science, a theory is a proposed description, explanation, or model of the manner of interaction of a set of natural phenomena, capable of predicting future occurrences or observations of the same kind, and capable of being tested through experiment or otherwise falsified through empirical observation. It follows from this that for scientists "theory" and "fact" do not necessarily stand in opposition. For example, it is a fact that an apple dropped on earth has been observed to fall towards the center of the planet, and the theory which explains why the apple behaves so is the current theory of gravitation.
"From what I've seen (of the movie) and what my husband has expressed to me, if (the movie) is going to take the approach of 'bad America, bad America,' I don't think it should be shown at all," Gayle Hardison said. "If you're going to come in and just say America is creating the rotten ruin of the world, I don't think the video should be shown."
Bad America! Bad America! Go clean your room! (And don't lie, Gayle, you haven't seen anything of the movie. What would Jesus say.)
I hope Frosty never expresses anything to me in person. I would hate to fall sway to his magnetic gaze, although it is an open question whether he would be able to maintain his hypnotic hold on the Federal Way School board and a monkey at the same time.
Joan Patrick, Kenna's mother, thought it would be a good idea for students to see the movie. They are the ones who will be dealing with the effects of a warmer planet.
"It's their job," she said. "They're the next generation."