Sunday, November 13, 2016

High school teacher gets put on paid leave for comparing Donald Trump to Adolph Hitler.

Courtesy of the Monterey Herald: 

A history teacher at Mountain View High School has been placed on paid leave after drawing parallels between Republican President-elect Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler in his lesson plan. 

Frank Navarro, who’s taught at the school for 40 years, was asked to leave midday Thursday after a parent sent an email to the school expressing concerns about statements Navarro made in class. Mountain View/Los Altos High School District Superintendent Jeff Harding confirmed the incident Friday but declined to describe the parent’s complaints. 

Navarro, an expert on the Holocaust, said school officials declined to read him the email and also declined his request to review the lesson plan with him. 

“This feels like we’re trying to squash free speech,” he said. “Everything I talk about is factually based. They can go and check it out. “It’s not propaganda or bias if it’s based on hard facts.”

According to the superintendent Mr. Navarro will be back in the classroom as early as tomorrow and I certainly he picks up his lesson right where he left off.

Personally I don't know what the issue was?

After all if you elect a fascist you should be prepared for educators and the media to point out that they are indeed a fascist.


  1. slipstream2:12 PM

    But there's a major difference:

    Hitler had Panzer tanks. Trump will have nuclear weapons.

    Be very afraid.

  2. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Unfortunately, we will see more of this type of sidelining of people who point out the failings of our very racist and bombastic president elect.

  3. Anonymous2:24 PM

    That shows the lack of freedom we have come to. We live in a police state. When people actually realize that there will be change. As for this, it's ludicrous. People have been comparing Trump to Hitler for the past year.

  4. Anonymous2:33 PM

    OT Van Jones cleans mental patient Matalin's clock.

    As for the comparison, the truth is the truth, though Hitler had one more ball and a better stache. I hope the teacher gets a raise and picks up where he left off.

    1. Not gonna happen.

      He is going to get fired for "something else". They rig his evaluation or call him insubordinate or something else. If it's a right to work state, he's screwed.

      Even when you have just cause in your contract and union protection, they can still manufacture enough to get rid of you if they want.

      This is why university students aren't going in to teaching and those teachers that can retire or change careers. In general, we are all too smart to take this sort of shit.

      I'm glad I got out when I did. I would not tolerate Orange Adolph's smug mug framed on the wall of my classroom. I would also set a poor example at assemblies when I remained seated and did not say the pledge or sing the national anthem.

    2. "I would also set a poor example at assemblies when I remained seated and did not say the pledge or sing the national anthem."
      Actually, I think you would be setting a fine example of the freedom we have in this country, granted by our constitution, to participate or not participate in these things.

  5. Anonymous2:36 PM

    it used to be that the internet didn't tolerate comparisons to hitler -- this year we have found there is no other better comparison.

    the toleration of overt racism, privilege based sexism, and gross divisive language in a candidate is the same as being those things in my mind.

  6. Anonymous2:48 PM

    O/T Well, well, well what are those teabagging “keep the government out of my medicare” morans going to do now?

    Ryan Plans to Phase Out Medicare in 2017

    ...Paul Ryan has been pushing to phase out Medicare and replace it with private insurance for several years. But now it's real with unified Republican government. He just said he will try to rush it through early next year while repealing Obamacare.....

    ........ Ryan says current beneficiaries will be allowed to keep their Medicare. Says. It's the cord is cut between current and future beneficiaries, everything is fair game. For those entering the system, Ryan proposes phasing out Medicare and replacing it private insurance with subsidies to help seniors afford the private insurance. That is unquestionably what it means because that is what Ryan says. So if you're nearing retirement and looking forward to going on Medicare, good luck. You're go on to private insurance but you'll get some subsidies from the government to pay the bill.

    You'll hear lots of people calling this "reform" and other catchwords. But Medicare is a single payer, universal health care system. Replacing it with private insurance means getting rid of it. Even calling it "privatization" masks what is really afoot. ...

    1. Nice. I'm 65. I paid in to medicare my entire career and now I won't get what I paid for my entire working life.

      Fuck the Republicans. Start with Ryan.

      The Democrats better get their shit together and fucking do something.

    2. Anonymous3:23 AM

      Get ready. SS is next. The man who went to college on his dead parents' SS benefits will take that away too. HE's a freakin' idiot, and he's in charge.

    3. Anonymous4:58 AM

      Miaiuppa, The Democrats will do everything possible in Congress. We'll have to help them as much as we can. What the GOP wants to do to Medicare and Social Security is not "reform." They will destroy them both for the simple reason that they were fought for and provided to us by the Democrats in Congress. No one gets rich with Social Security and Medicare requires supplemental insurance. But both programs work well and have been the most successful social network programs in this country's history. They're also about the only ones.

  7. Anonymous2:48 PM


    Trump has threatened the world he's not against using nuclear weapons

    His flunky said "Everybody will bow down to Donald Trump"

    However, his greatest power comes in a non-descript briefcase. The black satchel, nicknamed the "nuclear football", contains the launch codes to activate the US's nuclear missiles and is carried by a top-level aide wherever the president goes.

    Trump has said he would be prepared to use nuclear weapons as "an absolute last step", causing Clinton to question whether "a man you can bait with a tweet" should have ultimate authority over potentially world-ending weaponry.

    However, while only the president can order the use of nuclear weapons, the order must be approved by the secretary of defence before it can be carried out.


    1. Anonymous4:53 AM

      I worry that it might be his ex-military buddy, Flynn, who has ties to Putin's Russia.

  8. Anonymous2:51 PM

    Personally I don't know what the issue was?
    The TRUTH! Traitor Trump supporters can’t take the truth, besides not knowing who Hitler was.

  9. Anonymous2:55 PM

    Your Worst Nightmare Has Just Begun

    New York Times
    .... In a statement Sunday afternoon, the transition team said Mr. Bannon would serve as the chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House. It emphasized that the two men would work “as equal partners to transform the federal government.”

    Mr. Bannon — the longtime chairman of Breitbart News, a site known for its nationalist, racially charged, conspiracy-laden coverage — is likely to serve as a conduit to the populist right and conservative media outlets.

    Breitbart News has accused President Obama of “importing more hating Muslims”; compared Planned Parenthood’s work to the Holocaust; called Bill Kristol, the conservative commentator, a “renegade Jew”; and advised female victims of online harassment to “just log off” and stop “screwing up the internet for men,” illustrating that point with a picture of a crying child.

    The transition team appeared eager to ease concerns among Mr. Trump’s most fervent supporters over the selection of Mr. Priebus. To that end, the statement mentioned Mr. Bannon first.

    “We had a very successful partnership on the campaign, one that led to victory,” Mr. Bannon said in the statement. “We will have that same partnership in working to help President-elect Trump achieve his agenda.”

    Mr. Priebus said he looked forward to working with Mr. Bannon and Mr. Trump “to create an economy that works for everyone, secure our borders, repeal and replace Obamacare and destroy radical Islamic terrorism.”

    The selection of Mr. Priebus to run the White House staff is partly a reflection of concern among Mr. Trump’s children, especially Ivanka Trump, as well as her husband, Jared Kushner, that the job should not be held by someone too controversial, according to several people familiar with the internal decision making.

    But while Mr. Trump apparently feels comfortable with Mr. Priebus, the people with knowledge of the decision said that Mr. Bannon was better able to talk forcefully to the president-elect during difficult moments....

  10. I've been comparing Trump speeches to NSDAP rhetoric for years now.

    It's not going Godwin if it's an obvious and objective comparison.

  11. Anonymous3:17 PM


    Sit down before reading this.

    Steve Bannon, officially the “chief strategist and senior counselor” to the president..

    Shapiro describes Bannon as “a vindictive, nasty figure, infamous for verbally abusing supposed friends and threatening enemies.”

    Think Progess
    Trump names white nationalist figure ‘Chief Strategist to the President’

    --- But Trump also named Steve Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, as “chief strategist and senior counselor” to the president. He will be one of Trump’s closest advisers and, one can presume, one of the most powerful people in America.

    In his role at Breitbart, he promoted and legitimized the modern white supremacist movement, sometimes euphemistically referred to as the “alt-right.”

    Ben Shapiro, who worked alongside Bannon for four years as Breitbart’s Editor-at-Large, wrote that Bannon “openly embraced the white supremacist alt-right.”

    According to Shapiro, “Breitbart has become the alt-right go-to website… pushing white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness, and the comment section turning into a cesspool for white supremacist mememakers.”

    Shapiro describes Bannon as “a vindictive, nasty figure, infamous for verbally abusing supposed friends and threatening enemies.”

    Bannon gave a platform to Milo Yiannopoulos, a prominent white nationalist figure who was banned from Twitter for indicting racist abuse and harassment.

    In March, Yiannapoulos wrote a lengthy article promoting the white nationalist alt-right on Breitbart that made an explicit argument for racial and ethnic segregation ---

    1. Anonymous3:46 PM

      The Undefeated is an American political documentary on Sarah Palin, who was Governor of Alaska and later the Republican Party nominee for vice president in the 2008 United States presidential election. The documentary is written and directed by Stephen Bannon. The Undefeated was released on July 15, 2011.


      "Determining voting rights based on grandparents sounds uncomfortably similar to Nazi Germany’s Nuremberg Laws of 1935, the sweeping antisemitic legislation that stripped Jewish people of basic civil rights. They could no longer hold public office and had no formal expectation to the right to vote.

      The first amendment of the Nuremberg Laws defined a Jewish person not by religious beliefs, but by having three to four Jewish grandparents."

      The Republicans already want to get rid of "anchor babies." I see the two related.

      They are going to ethnically cleanse what this nation was built on an return it to their fantasy world revised history of a nation build on WHITE European Christianity.

      What next? Stock in the square and public floggings?

    3. Anonymous3:28 AM

      He's also responsible for Clinton Cash, that lie of a film on YouTube that turned many people against Clinton. He's a crude, evil and, and he is now chief advisor to our president? The end is near.

  12. Anonymous3:34 PM

    Trump is no doubt copying Hitler whom he admires. The same type of admiration he has for Putin of Russia! That should scare the Hell out of ALL Americans!

    I feel he'll be a fascist as to his style of governing and will end up making one giant mess of our country!

    In the meantime, Americans need to care for their friends that are part of minorities as to their skin color, gays, Muslims and immigrants and their families. Trump and his bunch are going after ALL of them! They must be so frightened.

    I just read where Paul Ryan plans to phase out Medicare in 2017. I'm on that - paid to have it when I retired while working, pay for it now and pay for my secondary to go with it. If it is not accessible, seniors will have to have huge amounts of savings to cover their medical expenses as they age.

    I thought I'd be in good shape, but am truly worried when I see the cost of everything going up (I've been retired 9 years now) and insurance companies don't cover various things, so you have to come out of pocket. Check before you get the care! I think the companies will have more and more limitations as to what they'll cover due to the increases in medical costs/care.

    I took great effort in saving (and still am). Now I pay more in monthly insurance premiums than for anything else. (I'm including medical, prescription drug insurance, house and vehicles in that cost!)

    I suggest you be debt free when you retire. I am, but worry for myself and ALL of us, none the less!

    1. Anonymous4:50 AM

      And don't forget that medical practices, hospitals and pharma firms depend on Medicare as well despite all of their whining. At least, with Medicare, older people can seek medical care when they need it which is, I feel I must inform younger Americans, is more often than you might think.

      There was a time, a couple of decades ago, when there was a proposal in California to make cataract surgery an elective one that insurance did not have to cover. As a person who had cataract surgery in both eyes while I was still in the work force, this is not elective surgery. The end result, if the surgery does not take place, is blindness. There would be a huge, no a "yuuge," number of blind people in California today if this nonsense had gone through.

  13. Anonymous3:36 PM

    Already Bannon has been marginalized right out of the Oval Office to propagandist with no power. Add the odious Jamie Dimon and Reince Priebus as CoS and the price of razor blades is going through the roof.

    1. Anonymous3:45 PM

      Bannon in a position not requiring Senate confirmation.

      Pretty sure J Street won't be liking this.

      Sarah will have to ditch her majik star.

  14. Anonymous3:45 PM

    John McCain you remained silent about Donald Trump before the election.

    Fu_k you very much.

    I pray you live 10 more years to see what you did.

    Now we have Donald Trump and Steve "Breibart" Bannon “chief strategist and senior counselor” to the president.

    In his role at Breitbart, he promoted and legitimized the modern white supremacist movement, sometimes euphemistically referred to as the “alt-right.”

    1. Steve "Goebbels" Bannon.

      Let's get the name right and let the virus take hold.

      Mike "Göring" Pence.

      Ben "Mengele" Carson.

      Reince "Bormann" Priebus

  15. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Will President Trump under the guidance of Chief of Staff Steve Bannon turn a blind eye to hate crimes?

    Trump said he will be draining the swamp. Draining the swamp of minorities?

    1. No, the swamp I think Trump is talking about refers to all the people in D.C. involved in cover-ups for the Clinton Foundation.

      The F.B.I. didn't prosecute Hillary because they wanted her to run for president and, hopefully, lose. Which she did. If they had prosecuted her, the dem's would have replaced her with Bernie. They figured he had a much better chance of beating Trump and they didn't want that. Besides, Pres. Obama could have pardoned her.

      Nothing will happen until Trump is sworn in and Pres. Obama leaves office. Then, they will go after people in the State Dept., F.B.I., D.O.J., I.R.S. and others involved in the Clinton Foundation cover-ups. They have violated so many statutes, there are too many to list.

      I've seen some people on T.V. questioning whether Pres. Obama will pardon Hillary, even though she hasn't been charged with anything, when he leaves office. He could do this but what about all the others involved in the crimes?

      I'm a democrat who voted for Bernie and this is just my opinion...

    2. Anonymous1:40 AM

      Funny you sound like a twisted serial liar for the cover up of Donald J Trump U and associates. Not sure? but smells like a baraccuda with lipstick flapping that jaw after being caught.

    3. I see racist xenophobic Ginger is back. You are not a Democrat.

      There are no Clinton Foundation cover ups.

      Interesting tv you watch. There is no reason or way for the President to pardon someone for things they haven't done.

      You are one nasty, stupid piece of work.

    4. Anonymous4:51 AM

      Ginger, there is no there there with regard to the Clinton Foundation. And no, Bernie Sanders would not have won the election.

  16. Anonymous4:00 PM

    We are fucked. You're not dreaming it, you are living it!

    Trump who is said to be a racist, who was endorsed by the KKK, Alt-Rights and inbreds everywhere picks a white nationalist figure as ‘Chief Strategist to the President’.



    1. I think you're going to find that a lot of his Deplorables are going to welcome and celebrate his KKK, Alt-Right appointments and positions.

      These are the Fox brainwashed. His supporters are the ones that get all of their "information" from Breitbart. It's a cancer that eats your brain.

      They are going to applaud Trump's decision, mostly because it will drive the left nuts. They don't really understand the consequences.

    2. Anonymous1:45 AM

      Well? It is possible that your Ancestor's had a backbone. It is the reason we still have the freedom of speech and protest. After 200 yrs we may have to reaffirm our Constitution and fight the dictators and communist that have attempted to place mr trump. but America said NO.

  17. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Alt-Right, KKK and the deplorables are 2 for 2 as far as getting their own in the White House.

    Now their waiting for Sarah Palin to be in Trump's cabinet.

    1. Anonymous1:37 AM

      not so fast.

    2. 1:37

      Think about it.

      She can be his token female and is so weak and stupid she will be nothing but a figurehead. Donald Jr. wants the post reeeeally badly but he can't until they repeal the nepotism laws. He says he will be very close to the appointee and have a lot of influence. That sounds like a perfect match.

      Do not be surprised if Sarah Palin ends up as Secretary of the Interior.

  18. Anonymous4:15 PM

    Lauren Weinstein
    Saving Science & Tech from Trump
    Nov 09, 2016
    Trump will likely sign legislation to impose government control over Google search results and those of other search engines.

    For the record, a staffer I know who is very involved with the Trump cadre tells me that Trump's handlers very much want him to push legislation that would enable direct government control over search engine results (with Google the specific target). This would be a specific part of wide-ranging legislation that would attempt to limit free speech, to be passed and signed as soon as the Supreme Court is back to full strength with the first of what may be several right-wing Trump appointees.

    1. All they have to do is rescind Net Neutrality.

      Piece of cake.

      First 10 days.

      They'll be monitoring and censoring Twitter too. You wont be able to organize using the internet.

    2. Anonymous4:41 AM

      There goes learning any facts about climate change for a starter. We'll rely on Christmas letters from friends in Florida, I guess, to learn if they're condo is under water yet.

    3. 4:41

      Oh, you'll be able to search for Climate Change. But the only results you'll see will be denier sites. They'll be able to censor and redirect search results at will.

  19. Anonymous4:16 PM

    1. So, the FBI suppressed and covered up these ties before the election (and who knows for how long) but interfered with the election when it came to Hillary.

      Exactly how much evidence is needed to bring down Comey and the FBI? This is working up to be worse than J. Edgar Hoover.

  20. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Donald Trump / Steve Bannon / Paul Ryan / R Senate / R House

    The store is there's to do what they want.

    All the senior citizens in the rust belt and throughout America are you happy now?

    It ain't over yet. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.


    House Speaker Paul Ryan has his eyes on privatizing Medicare.

    The Wisconsin Republican leader, who has long expressed his disapproval of the Affordable Care Act, will also be the leading voice in health-care reform.

    .... Ryan has advocated transforming Medicare from a federal program to a private model where seniors would rely on federal subsidies to buy private insurance.

    President-elect Donald Trump, meanwhile, has been vague on his health plan.

    1. Anonymous5:03 PM

      The majority of Trump voters make over $50,000 and many make much more than that so I don't think they'll be too concerned.

      It's the large percentage of lower income folks that voted for Hillary that will take the brunt of this.

    2. Anonymous5:29 PM

      5:03 PM Stop lying, you trailer park dwellers don't make $50,000 per year.

    3. Anonymous4:39 AM

      The question isn't so much income as it is age. When people reach the age where Medicare becomes available, they realize that it simplifies the whole matter of going to the doctor for regular care and having the facilities available when tests and treatment are required (things that become more important as a person ages; believe me, it's where I am). Unless you are really, really wealthy, an older American has to depend on Medicare. It's a good system. It has worked well for decades. And it became better under President Obama. It could be the basis of a national healthcare system for everyone - if we had leaders who cared. Are Paul Ryan's parents, his aunts and uncles alive? Are they on Medicare? This nonsense about "vouchers" is just that - nonsense - just as school vouchers are nonsensical. It would be much like going to the grocery store with product coupons clipped from the newspaper ads. I can see it now: "One hundred dollars off for your heart attack" when you can't even afford to visit the doctor because his charge plus tests would be well over $2000.00, and forget about the medication that he might prescribe because you'll never be able to afford it for the rest of your life. And you'll die before you can afford an ambulance.

      And, once they've gutted Medicare, they'll go for Social Security because the GOP has hated it viscerally since it was initiated in the 1930's under Franklin Roosevelt. The truth about Social Security is that no one gets rich while receiving its benefits but the reliable income does take some of the pressure off as expenses increase and income is no longer coming in. And what about SS disability payments? How happy will Sarah Palin be if those benefits are eliminated for Trig, a child who will never be able to earn a lot of money in the cruel world of the GOP? When Bush Jr. was in the White House there were several years when SS benefits did not increase at all. No older people complained. I read recently that there will be a very slight increase in SS payments next year: a couple of dollars more a month for each recipient. We older people don't complain but we do rely on the benefit. I think that we all fear that it might be taken away in a few minutes of GOP meanness and parsimony. I don't trust Paul Ryan and I don't trust Mitch McConnell.

  21. Anonymous4:26 PM

  22. Anonymous4:29 PM

    Can Trump be removed before he is inaugurated?

    I read President Trump can't be impeached for something he did before he became president.

    1. No he can't. But he's not going to stop after he takes the oath, and his Schutzstaffel won't be able to hide them all. Proof will get out and he'll be impeached.

      Of course, things will continue under Mike "Göring" Pence.

  23. Anonymous5:48 PM

    My beloved sixth grade teacher in Waco TX in the '50s lost his job for bringing up evolution in the classroom. I later became an anthropologist studying the evolution of Homo sapiens. The power of a teacher....I'll never forget him.

  24. If anyone wants to know why teachers are leaving the profession and districts are having a hard time recruiting out of Universities.....THIS!

    "District Superintendent Jeff Harding confirmed the incident Friday but declined to describe the parent’s complaints.

    Navarro, an expert on the Holocaust, said school officials declined to read him the email and also declined his request to review the lesson plan with him. "

    That goes way beyond just being professionally disrespectful.

    It is why teachers' unions exist. To protect their members from this sort of bullshit.

    A fucking e-mail from one parent that wasn't there so going by hear-say from their kid. Because we all know how impartial and accurate kids are.

    The teacher isn't given privy to the details of the complaint and the district has no interest in even reviewing the lesson plan or materials.

    Do I need to review those Danger Signs of Fascism again?

    Because this is a YUUUUGE one.

  25. Anonymous6:19 PM

    Anonymous 2:48. Read up on Black Operations.

  26. Anonymous12:10 AM

    All together now. "Satan loves conquer and divide" but he fails. United through peace is what bonds Americans. United We Stand, Together We Fall with one voice in unity and united we will stand against those that caused the persecution of America. Were cometh for you! And wish a thousand camels fart in your face. May the earth shake you to your core and fall to your knees and the sea wash you to your fate.

  27. Trump is setting up a civil war within his own administration. (Yeah, because we all knew what a fucking stupid administrator he is.)

    "The decision to make Priebus chief of staff, traditionally the most important White House position except for the presidency itself, says a whole lot about the likely policy direction the administration will take. But Trump’s move to bring in Bannon as well signals tensions that could emerge over time ― or even quite soon.

    Priebus and Bannon represent the two sides in the Republican Party civil war: its establishment and the angry, sometimes racist, movement trying to displace it."

    "Priebus is close with Ryan, and the two come from the same state. Meanwhile, Bannon’s Breitbart has made Ryan public enemy number one for the angry wing of the party ― with the speaker as a stand-in for the kind of weak, middling leadership the alt-right blamed for the failure to repeal Obamacare or win the White House in 2012."

  28. Anonymous4:13 AM

    If the United States was interested in "hard facts" Donald Trump would never have won the election. I have to figure out how to rephrase that because he did not "win the election." How in the world did the GOP manage to steal the White House once again?

    I feel sorry for the California teacher who was simply providing some facts to his students. His comparison sheet would have likely stimulated some great discussion among his students. There would have been "pros" and "cons" talked about. Some of the students might have been interested in reading more about the events of the previous century. Are teachers now supposed to teach that the hand of God has given us the orange emperor who will lie in repose in one of his gilded mansions while his GOP goons in Congress do the dirty work for him? Is the subject of history now going to be banned just as books were burned in 1930's Germany? Will all of his critics now have to shut up or face incarceration or worse? Instead of progressing the world may be suddenly reversing gears to one of its ugliest periods in recent centuries. And, during it all, the emperor will be reclining on his couch, counting his gold.

  29. Anonymous5:19 AM

    Mountain View and Los Altos is a very conservative area, full of software developers--Silicon Valley types. Very, very conservative and very narrow-minded.

    1. lets point out a few thing about comparing them. 1. hilter would have not support this man . hilter respect veterans trump Is not. 2.hilter hated rich people and I am sure trump would have been destroyed..3. no way would have hilter have him on his team.. cant trust him.. period. by the way skin heads would have not made it either.


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