Chuck Norris Hates ‘Secular And Progressive Education’
So, does that mean religious and regressive education is preferred?
The other day, Chuck Norris learned about the case of Andrew Lampart, an 18-year-old high school student who learned that his school web filters wouldn’t let him visit conservative sites — the sites for the National Rifle Association, the Vatican, even the official Republican Party site — but would let him visit blatantly liberal sites, like Planned Parenthood and the Democratic Party sites.
This enraged Chuck Norris, who is good at being outraged. “There’s no surprise or mystery here. The problem is not the software but those programming it,” he wrote at Town Hall.
“As long as you have liberal-minded architects across the spectrum who only want to steer kids in their own particular secular and progressive direction, changing Internet filters all day long isn’t going to change the educational outcome; students will be prohibited from conservative education. Website accessibility is no different from choosing textbooks or instructors in classes; if liberals are in control, liberalism is the education.”
Billy Jackson June 26th, 2014 at 6:10 pm
Right, and I hate that ridiculous, stupid, spray on beard you’ve been sporting the past 25 years……
arc99 June 26th, 2014 at 6:20 pm
Here is an update on the Connecticut high school student. There is no grand conspiracy. But that reality won’t prevent the right wing noise machine from fully exploiting another opportunity to play the victim.
The original story was reported in local media on June 17. This update is from yesterday.
I think what is of interest here is why an ideologically neutral filter used by a school district would tend to block primarily right wing sites. If you truly don’t know the answer, then apparently you have never heard of Ted Nugent
Say what you will about Michael Moore, he never referred to Sarah Palin as a “worthless b*tch”. Ted Nugent on the other hand when referring to Hilary Clinton, well you get the idea.
Perhaps if right wingers would clean up their act, software produced by corporations would not be inclined to identify their beliefs as unfit for schools. Unfit for humanity in general perhaps, but unfit in a G-rated manner. After all, corporations are the answer to all our problems.
The statement, signed by board of education Chair John Chapman and Vice Chair Maryanne Van Aken, directs Nonnewaug High School’s principal and director of technology to establish “an expedited process” to unblock “appropriate sites.”
Regional School District 14 uses the same software — Dell’s SonicWALL — as many other Connecticut school districts, the statement says.
Lampart says a school district official told him that a “politics/activism” filter was put in place to prevent hate speech from finding its way into the schools.
Chapman says some categories of websites were blocked because of “how the parameters were set in the filtering criteria, and we are confident it has been remedied.”
Jody Goeler, the school district’s superintendent, says “unintended filtering” occurred.
The district’s technology committee “does not look at allowing or blocking specific sites,” she says. “Nobody has that job.”
The school district doesn’t have “the time or interest in searching out individual sites or even specific patterns of sites,” Goeler says.
Spirit of America June 26th, 2014 at 6:31 pm
Lets be fair, Michael Moore may not have, but Bill Maher definitely has done some lulu’s.
arc99 June 26th, 2014 at 6:59 pm
no argument on Maher. But still the software must have stumbled upon some criteria. As a former computer programmer, I was just wondering.
But it does lead me to another point about the Mr. Norris and like-minded people. Someone with Norris’ resources could certainly have contacted the school and the student to find out what was going on. When the truth was determined, he could have made it a great learning example for the students.
For instance, he could have come to the school, worked through the faculty and said ok everybody, you have one day to identify other appropriate sites that are being blocked by the software. We will report our findings to the vendor and the student who finds the most sites will win $1,000 towards their college fund and a bit part in my next movie.
Unfortunately, an opportunity for collaboration and learning is lost. Instead he chooses to go to Townhall and spew another dose of hatred into the world. This is one of the reasons that my forum postings are sometimes so harshly worded. When sh*t is constantly thrown in your face, it is difficult not to respond in kind.
Spirit of America June 26th, 2014 at 7:21 pm
Actually, after I posted I re-read your post…. I went and visited some of the sites. The Vatican doesn’t have swearing/porno/’bad’ stuff on it, neither does the Repub site even have Ted mentioned anywhere I could find. I think it would be interesting to see the algorithm used.
I agree w/what you said about they should have just looked into it first.
Spirit of America June 26th, 2014 at 6:29 pm
“So, does that mean religious and regressive education is preferred?”
Actually, when it comes to political topics(only 1 site cited was religious), how about just let all stances be allowed. It’s not an either/or, it’s an all or none.
Glad to see it’s corrected.
Dwendt44 June 27th, 2014 at 12:36 am
False or wildly exaggerated nonsense should NOT be presented to children. The need to have facts and learn critical thinking-the bane of conservatism.
Spirit of America June 27th, 2014 at 10:38 pm
Just curious, of those sites listed above, which ones contain “False or wildly exaggerated nonsense”? And since the democratic site was allowed but not the republican site, are you saying you’re in favor of censorship and that kids should only be allowed to read/view your point of view?
Dwendt44 June 28th, 2014 at 11:43 am
Democratic sites are facts based for the large part. Conservative sites, not so much. Censorship only in the area of reality based information. The weird world of the TeaLaban is another matter. Advocates of theocracy are similarly suspect.
Rudewaitress June 26th, 2014 at 6:51 pm
Where is this school??
Dcbos June 26th, 2014 at 7:02 pm
Propagandist is shocked that the kids can’t get teddy nugent on the internet ; this rag topped mope is just blowing the usual propaganda; this story is a non story.
M D Reese June 26th, 2014 at 9:06 pm
In other news, Ted Nugent is whinging that lefties are mean to him…
Religionistheenemy. June 26th, 2014 at 8:12 pm
Eric Trommater June 26th, 2014 at 8:25 pm
They’re on to us! I thought for sure the World Cup would distract them long enough to allows us to brain was their kids. We would have got away with it if it weren’t for Chuck Norris.
Dwendt44 June 26th, 2014 at 8:27 pm
And we should care what a washed up actor says about education?
At least he’s no Ted Nugent. Nugent is a draft dodging pedophile that uses gutter language and insults. He doesn’t care about lying to the government or cheating on exams that might impact his life. Not something I want school children to be aware of much less think the school system approves by having it available.
Peter diroma June 27th, 2014 at 3:44 am
For those unfamiliar with Ted’s penchant for child sex, Courtney Love gave him oral sex at the age of twelve. We’ll never know how many kids got to go back stage after a short
show and we’re used to perform sex acts or have intercourse with “Uncle Ted. “
Roctuna June 26th, 2014 at 8:27 pm
Based on his statement I guess he’d prefer they were steered in a secular, regressive direction. Kinda like Iraq today, eh Chuck?
M D Reese June 26th, 2014 at 9:05 pm
RWNJs rely on poorly educated people. It’s the only way they can get elected. That’s why they want to destroy the public school system and send the money and the children to religious schools.
fahvel June 27th, 2014 at 2:52 am
chucky has been weird and whiny ever since he tried to copy a VanDamm split – notice the squeak in his voice and – never seen him without his beard? – odd chin.
Peter diroma June 27th, 2014 at 3:35 am
Chuck is a modern day Edmund Burke. “… the problem is not the software but those programming it.” Before this morning, I’ve wrongfully vilified software and more software, and now I’ll adjust my thinking because Chuck made me realize that software isn’t bad on its own. It’s the humans who apply it. Come to think of it, he did the same for me concerning American prisoner’s of war in Vietnam in the late 1980’s and 90’s and the great men of Texas Law enforcement.