August 09, 2004
The 53 States

With schools like these, who needs morons?

Students [attending the California Alternative High School] learned that Congress had two houses -- the Senate for Democrats and the House for Republicans; that the U.S. flag had not been updated to reflect the addition of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico to the "original" 50 states; that the federal "administrative" branch oversees the Treasury Department (news - web sites); and that World War II occurred from 1938 to 1942.

I mean, come on, everyone knows the Senate is for Republicans and the House is for the Dems! Ha-ha!

Reading the rest of the article, I at first thought it might just be possible that some right-wing attorney general was distorting the facts to get a school educating the "wrong" sort of people shut down. Such things have been known to happen. Thankfully (or not, depending on your perspective), TSG is carrying excerpts from the manual in question. It's actually worse than the media are portraying it.

I guess there really are times when government intervention is a good thing.

Oh geeze. Someone go pick Joshua and Mandrake up off the floor. Don't forget to check their pulse!

Posted by scott at August 09, 2004 01:49 PM

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After reading this, is it possible that this is a joke? As I read it, I've noticed that the grammer is completely wrong (even on the intro page). Considering this was written by Ali G, a known comedian, I'm leading towards this being a hoax of some sort...

Posted by: ron on August 9, 2004 01:56 PM

The manual might be, but the school (and the legal action) is not. Trying to find if the CAHS had a website, I stumbled across another article that detailed an Iowa Attorney General doing essentially the same thing.

Posted by: scott on August 9, 2004 02:01 PM

The guys at work were so excited because they thought they would get to use the new deliberator in the office. I want to be clear, your suggesting there is a role for government in human society??? My god! It's one of the signs of the Apocalypse. Run for the hills!!!

Posted by: ManDrake on August 9, 2004 07:09 PM

I talk about a valid role of gov't in society, you reveal a sense of humor about politics... my god man, what's next... cats and dogs sleeping together?!?

Mass hysteria I tell ya, mass hysteria!

Posted by: scott on August 9, 2004 08:09 PM
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