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July 09, 2009

NEA leader: "Conservative b@$+@%&s picking on us"

NEA leader: Conservative b@$+@%&s picking on us'


Editor's Note: Some of the language in the following story may be offensive.

The retiring general counsel for the National Education Association has complained that conservative "ba----ds" are picking on his powerful union, which boasts more than 3 million members who contributed "hundreds of millions" of dollars annually to its causes.

The comments came from Bob Chanin, who gave a speech at last week's convention on the occasion of his retirement.

The comments have been posted on YouTube: (Some of the language in the video will be objectionable)

According to Linda Harvey of Mission America, "His prepared remarks were peppered with profanity and reflected an arrogant, in-your-face attitude about NEA's well-known political involvement. Just listen to the You Tube. Advance to 16:00 and begin listening there."

Among Chanin's observations: "Why are these conservative and right-wing ba----ds picking on NEA and its affiliates?"

He explains it is because NEA is "the most effective union in the United States" and boasts of its "power."

Chanin said the organization was attacked under the Bush administration by the IRS and others. That will stop now under President Obama's tenure, he noted.

But, he said, "attacks by conservatives and right-wing troops will continue."

That's because the NEA has fashioned itself into "the nation's leading advocates for public education and the type of liberal social and economic agenda that these groups find unacceptable."

The speech was made at the same event at which the NEA decided to go on the record in support of laws legalizing civil unions and homosexual marriage.

According to a Baptist Press report, the union also seeks to repeal legislation that "discriminates" against same-sex couples, which presumably could target the Defense or Marriage Amendment.

The proposal states: "NEA will support its affiliates seeking to enact state legislation that guarantees to same-sex couples the right to enter into a legally recognized relationship pursuant to which they have the same rights and benefits as similarly-situated heterosexual couples, including, without limitation, rights and benefits with regard to medical decisions, taxes, inheritance, adoption and immigration."

Wild Thing's comment.........

No, it’s because you folks are undermining the education of students with do-nothing classes about global warming, self-esteem, empathy classes, the joys of LGBT instead of arithmetic, science, and actual history. That the NEA is also in the back pocket of the DNC.

From Wikipedia
LGBT = is an initialism referring collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

How dare the public demand that teachers teach. It is our tax dollars that pay their wages... When 2+2 = 5 someone needs to be fired.

What a sickening piece of filth. The ideas and the attitude displayed by this elitist jerk are precisely why we’re losing so many of our future generations minds to socialism, sheepery, victim-hood and phony self esteem.

Obama and LGBT:

"Obama woos LGBT leaders
The president welcomes 300 prominent gays to the White House."
June 30,2009

Obama struck a sympathetic tone, frequently comparing the struggle for gay rights to the 1960s civil rights era."I know that many in this room don't believe that progress has come fast enough, and I understand that," he said. "It's not for me to tell you to be patient, any more than it was for others to counsel patience to African-Americans who were petitioning for equal rights a half century ago."

Obama said he'd asked Pentagon officials to begin planning for how to end "don't ask, don't tell," but 77 House members have already asked him to eliminate the policy faster.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at July 9, 2009 05:46 AM


Typical union boss. No class. A man with this attitude has no business picking educational curriculum.

The NEA has done more damage to America than all the economic and natural calamities combined.

Posted by: TomR at July 9, 2009 12:07 PM

Wow, glad Bob has exited the theater. Too bad it wasn't feet first.
It occurs to me that after getting a mediocre public education and having to backfill that education at personal time and expense that I find the Public School System still 'broken' .
It has been broken for over 50 years of my dimwitted memory. Every year NEA and the local State Educational Associations roll out that tired old mantra of we need more money to fix the problem.
What a shock in college to find out there was absolutely no learning discipline imposed on students by the system nor was there any student discipline. Conversely the private school I attended was just the opposite, we had a dress code, punctuality was enforced by a time clock and/or immediate dismissal at the whim of the director. Emphasis was put on classroom and homework studies, if you dogged it, punishment was the ridicule of your peers as you taught the following day's class, trust me it worked and I held down a job at the same time.
I have been fortunate to have watched my child and grand children become educated, glaringly absent are life skills, abundantly clear are social programs oriented to non confrontational and non competitive endeavors, emphasis on being good little Socialists.
To work for the school districts you have to have the 'right thinking' from that bus driver all the way up to the superintendent of schools, it's all leftist oriented and lead by the NEA and it's union. Once teachers have the latitude to teach the basics and not political indoctrination, the parents have their rights restored, I'll respect and support the system, until then hell no. Up to 50% of my personal property taxes go to public schools that I abhor, that is rank extortion. I whole heartedly agree Tom and then some.

Posted by: Jack at July 9, 2009 12:32 PM

Tom, I agree they really have done a lot
of damage.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 9, 2009 08:17 PM

Jack, you reminded me of my own
teachers growing up, I think I had 5
that stand out. They made a difference
they made what they were teaching come
alive. They would have how it is now I
am sure and no way would have be able
to teach under all the new PC and
socialist America hating stuff out there.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 9, 2009 08:20 PM