Louisiana Tea Party opposes math standards because they will turn students gay

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http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2014/08/louisiana-tea-party-opposes-common-core-math-standards-because-they-will-turn-students-gay/

I couldn't make this up if I tried.

The Tea Party of Louisiana has declared Sen. David Vitter a “turncoat of liberty” because of his support for Common Core, warning yesterday that the education standards will turn kids gay. Vitter came out in favor of Common Core while Gov. Bobby Jindal, who once supported Common Core, is now trying — so far unsuccessfully— to repeal the standards. Angry with Vitter’s remarks, the Tea Party group responed by linking to an article titled “Common Core Turns First Wave Of Students Gay,” apparently unaware that it was from the parody website Broken World News.
 

webbuzz

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lol...

It came from BWN, a satirical website.

The article from BWN is pretty damning:

“Initial estimates suggest that as many as 60% of students who participated in Common Core have gone gay, many overnight. But experts fear that some are just transitioning a little slower,” the Broken World News article reads. “[T]he difficulty of the Common Core tests is the primary culprit in promoting the gay agenda, calling it ‘common knowledge that the smartest kids in school are usually the gay kids.’”

There’s just one eensy weensy problem: Broken World News is a parody website which says in its “about” section: “If you believe any of the **** you read here you are a freaking moron.” The BWN article was meant to parody the right wing paranoia about both homosexuality and new math standards, and the Tea Party of Louisiana rushed to demonstrate that, once again, they have made parody impossible.
 

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Back in high school, I always wondered why the Algebra Club seemed to meet more often than any of the other clubs. I mean there are only so many ways you can talk about math, so why did they meet 4 or 5 times a week, when everyone else only met 3?

Now I know why. Gay sex nerd orgy. Solve for x.
 

Huntn

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My impression is that the Tea Party started as a reasonable group, but somewhere along the way they were mugged by brain thiefs and have yet to recover their property.
 

APlotdevice

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lol...

It came from BWN, a satirical website.
Broken World News is a parody website which says in its “about” section: “If you believe any of the **** you read here you are a freaking moron.”

It's not so moronic when you consider some of the actual statements some Tea Party politicians have made...
 

citizenzen

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It came from BWN, a satirical website.
Broken World News is a parody website which says in its “about” section: “If you believe any of the **** you read here you are a freaking moron.” ...
Hang on. Hang on.

I did a little searching and found what appears to be the legitimate and direct source to the OP's story, a press release from the Tea Party of Louisiana ...

PRESS RELEASE – TEA PARTY OF LOUISIANA LABELS SENATOR VITTER A TURNCOAT OF LIBERTY WITH HIS RECENT STRONG SUPPORT OF COMMON CORE STANDARDS

August 18, 2014
For Immediate Release


Baton Rouge - The Tea Party of Louisiana (TPoL) wishes to express its shock and outrage at Senator David Vitter's recent statements in support of "Common Core State Standards". TPoL has always thought of Senator Vitter as a friend of Liberty, but his statements in support of Common Core are not what we'd have expected from someone who is a defender of Louisiana's children and a champion of Freedom and less government. Sadly, Senator Vitter's remarks sound more like the rhetoric we'd expect from a D.C. elitist who doesn't believe that we average citizens are capable of making our own decisions, running our own lives, and raising our own children. This leaves us at TPoL at a loss to understand Senator Vitter's inexplicable change of heart, especially given that in his announcement for Governor of Louisiana, this past January, Senator Vitter assailed Common Core as being an instrument of "big government", stating that he was running for governor to, among other things, "......to protect our Citizens from heavy-handed, big government policies like "Common Core", and all the rest". That was Senator Vitter's position just over six short months ago, and now he throws a "John Kerry" at us: "he was against Common Core before he was for it". Really? Where did that come from? What changed, Senator? Why the "flip-flop"?

The Breitbart organization stated that Senator Vitter's remarks "suggest a lack of awareness of the issues surrounding Common Core". We agree, and want to point out that the two talking-points Senator Vitter touched on in his statement diametrically contradict each other, and smack of Washington insider "double speak". Senator Vitter said (paraphrasing) that "he is for the Common Core standards", but is also for "local control of curriculum".

Unfortunately, Senator Vitter can't "eat his cake and have it, too"; he has to choose one position or the other: either he supports the big government, nationalized curriculum imposed via Common Core, or he supports local control of education. Which is it, Senator?

We can only hope that Breitbart is right, and that Senator Vitter's position on Common Core indicates his ignorance on the subject, because his new-found support of Common Core, coupled with Senator Vitter's recent "trial balloon" about the possibility of expanding Medicaid in Louisiana leave us at TPoL scratching our heads, and, frankly, wondering if Senator Vitter is really the true conservative we always thought he was.

We hope that Senator Vitter's recent position statements do not indicate that he's decided to cater to "big money" interests at the expense of the average Louisiana citizen. Supporting Common Core may net him a financial windfall from certain large campaign contributors, but it is also certain to cost him tens of thousands of crucial votes in the next governor's race.

Hoping that Senator Vitter really IS the man we've always thought him to be, The Tea Party of Louisiana urgently calls on him to rethink his position on Common Core and immediately, and publicly, reverse his ill-advised support of this threat to the future of our children and vow to STOP Common Core in Louisiana. We need real solutions for improving education, solutions like universal vouchers, solutions that put parents squarely in charge of their children's education, not another outmoded and doomed-to-fail, big government "boon-doggle" like Common Core. Are you listening, Senator Vitter?

http://www.teapartyoflouisiana.net
I scrolled a little further down their page and ran across this headline ...

Common Core is Total Federalized Control of Education, Indoctrination and Socialism. Don’t believe us then just Do a Little Homework and see for yourself. Check these out and then tell us how you feel about Common Core being implemented in your schools and with your children.

Ibid.
Wow ... can't wait for these guys to get in power.
 

MrWillie

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Hang on. Hang on.

I did a little searching and found what appears to be the legitimate and direct source to the OP's story, a press release from the Tea Party of Louisiana ...



I scrolled a little further down their page and ran across this headline ...



Wow ... can't wait for these guys to get in power.
I don't see where it claims that CC makes you gay. So basically this thread is based on false information or a parody.

I can't wait for these guys to get in power either. Oh wait, you're being sarcastic. Ok then just what do you feel Common Core is all about ?
 

citizenzen

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I don't see where it claims that CC makes you gay. So basically this thread is based on false information or a parody.
You do have a point. I got so wrapped up in finding the source that I forgot the premise of the OP.

While the TPoL may hold some extreme POVs, CC turning people gay isn't one of them ... at least as far as this press release is concerned.
 

citizenzen

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I don't see where it claims that CC makes you gay. So basically this thread is based on false information or a parody.
Dug a little deeper.

According to (FWIW) rawstory.com, the TPoL had originally cited the brokenworldnews parody mistakenly as fact on their site, and they claim to have a screen shot as evidence.

I wouldn't take it to the bank, but it does help to explain how the OP may have picked it up.

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Ok then just what do you feel Common Core is all about ?
I truly don't know about the program.

But I suspect if you use the word "socialist" to describe it, you're probably exaggerating a wee bit too much.
 

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I'm proud to say that I was always bad at math, thereby proving beyond a shadow of a doubt (even though I wear pink dress shirts!) that I am a manly, macho, ladies-only-for-this-boy man!:cool:
 

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My impression is that the Tea Party started as a reasonable group, but somewhere along the way they were mugged by brain thiefs and have yet to recover their property.
They were independents who saw both fault in the democrats and republicans, but their small government stance made it easy for the GOP (same thing as brain thief) to infiltrate.

Funny thing the tea party and their current beliefs:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/Fake-News/ss/Palin-Wonders-If-Flight-370-Flew-Directly-To-Heaven.htm

OK, jk, but the tea party has become so devoid of logic that it won't be long until conservative republicans start thinking this way:D
 

Mousse

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I'm proud to say that I was always bad at math, thereby proving beyond a shadow of a doubt (even though I wear pink dress shirts!) that I am a manly, macho, ladies-only-for-this-boy man!:cool:
OH NO! I've always found math easy as pi. All this time, I've been gay and never realized it.:eek: Since I'm gay now, does that mean I have to give up my slovenly lifestyle? One of the hallmarks of the homosexual man was that he's meticulously groomed and dressed.;)

Life ain't fair, man. So the sole perk of being gay I get is being good at math. Where's my fashion sense, my élan? I'm going back to being straight if I have to spend my life being a frumpy guy.:mad:
 

Renzatic

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Life ain't fair, man. So the sole perk of being gay I get is being good at math. Where's my fashion sense, my élan? I'm going back to being straight if I have to spend my life being a frumpy guy.:mad:
See, you're a gay math nerd, and math nerds aren't exactly known for their exquisite taste in clothing. This applies to all math nerds, regardless of sexual orientation, poindexter.

Also, you're a helicopter now.
 

Mousse

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See, you're a gay math nerd, and math nerds aren't exactly known for their exquisite taste in clothing. This applies to all math nerds, regardless of sexual orientation, poindexter.
I'm supposed to be gay, since I'm good at math. Then how come flipping through a Playboy makes me harder than a quadratic equation?:confused: And it lasts for more than 4 hours.:eek::p Errmm... 4 minutes.:eek:

Also, you're a helicopter now.
I learned from the master himself, Micky Yanai.:p Umm...it's probably for the best that you not google him. NSFW. Needless to say, don't try that at home. The man IS a professional.:eek:

The Passion Propeller is a move that will impress the lady. It's hard work, but worth it, IMO. The Missus use to have chronic headache that gets triggered when she's in bed. I found the cure.:D:eek::D