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09/02/2021 Acidman’s Approach to Education   Leave a comment

If you read this blog at all you know how much I detest political correctness. I come by that honestly due in part to a man who assisted me in setting up my first blog many years ago. His ideas and writings on political correctness are exactly the same as mine. He is what you might call my “blog father” and his name was Rob “Acidman” Smith. Unfortunately for us all he passed away on June 26th 2006. He’s been missed by me and many others and his blog remains online, maintained by his family. It will always hold a place of honor on my Favorites List. I visit him there on a regular basis to read his old postings because they’re still as pertinent to the discussion today as they were back then. If you’re interested, his blog is called gutrumbles.com, check it out. You are missed Rob.

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As you are well aware there are many bright people in this world who see the dangers of political correctness and the ongoing damage that it’s causing within the society. It’s become so ingrained in our society that it’s now the norm rather than the exception. My main question, can it be reversed? Seems to me correcting political correctness will be a long-term and difficult process. As anyone can see it’s taken a few decades to drag us down to this level and very well may take a few more decades to correct it.

It seems to me that the fault belongs primarily with academia. Public education systems in this country are being run by a liberally biased group of academics whose whole purpose is to brainwash each upcoming generation to embrace political correctness and to revile those who don’t. The amount of power wielded by the teachers unions across the country has made it virtually impossible to root out these individuals and to reclaim control over our education system.

There you have it folks, responsibility for correcting political correctness is once again in the hands of the parents. I think it’s time that PTA groups across this country become better organized so they’re able to rein in the administrators and not rubber-stamp every stupid and ignorant idea being shoved down their throats by school committees. Lazy parents concede control over school subject matter and then blame everyone but themselves for the results. Stand up, be heard, and take back control of your children’s schools. I’m all for turning the kids into productive citizens and not just people who worship social causes, the environment, and poo poo personal responsibility.

GOOD EFFING LUCK

11-09-2013 American Geography Trivia Quiz   2 comments

Being a lover of history and geography started for me when I was no more than seven or eight years old.  I loved map reading and studied the world map for years and even copied it twice by hand.  I was like a gigantic sponge when it came to learning anything new on those two subjects.  I loved reading about this country and the people who helped create it.

I find these days that attempting to converse about our history is difficult. People either lack the knowledge entirely or what they do know is incorrect. It seems that academia spends more time teaching them what might be wrong with this country than what is good.  I’ll go so far as to say that many of our younger citizens couldn’t even pass the citizenship test that all immigrants are required to pass if they wish to become an American citizen. A number of years ago I recall some sort of half-assed poll that indicated that our own children couldn’t find the United States on a world map.  I found that shocking then but I’m afraid the situation hasn’t improved much.

I’m going to post something today which may be a total waste of time.  I thought maybe a short and intense American Geography Trivia quiz might be just the thing.  Some of you will know every answer, some will know most, and some will be totally stumped.  Where do you think you’ll score?  Let’s see.

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1.  Two states bill themselves as the “Sunshine State. Can you name?

2.  What US city is almost the same latitude as Mexico City?

3.  What U.S. canyon is the deepest gorge on the North American continent?

4.  What are the numbers of the three interstate highways that run coast-to-coast?

5.  How many official time zones are there in the United States – including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa?

6.  What for state capitals are named after cities in England to Mark

7.  What city is more than 2 1/2 times the size of Rhode Island and is America’s largest in area?

8.  What is the only place below sea level in the United States that is not located in the California desert? Hint: it’s a major city.

9.  How many states were created in part or in their entirety from the Louisiana Territory, purchased from France in 1803?

10. What was the name of the first permanent settlement in Kentucky, established in 1775 by frontiersman Daniel Boone?

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I  get to brag a little today after taking this quiz. I scored seven correct answers out of ten and amazed myself. As always, the correct answers will be posted tomorrow along with a limerick or two and a dirty joke if  I can find a good one.

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