Monday, June 12, 2017

It's official, Jerry Falwell Jr. is part of a task force assigned to reform public education.

Courtesy of The Chronicle:

Jerry L. Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, will be part of a White House task force, an official from the White House told The Chronicle on Sunday.

The news is the first official comment from the White House on the topic since Mr. Falwell told The Chronicle in January that President Trump and others in his inner circle had asked him to head up a task force on reforming regulations related to higher education. 

Even so, information on the task force’s role, membership, purview, and timing is still scant. 

"We are working on a task force that Jerry Falwell will be involved with," was all the official would say on the topic for now. He is someone who was authorized by the White House to speak on the subject but not be named.

Damn, I can feel our children getting dumber already.

You may remember that Falwell was originally asked by Donald Trump to be the Secretary of Education. 

Falwell turned it down and Trump's second choice Betsy DeVos got the appointment instead, which taking all things into consideration was hardly any better.

With Falwell leading a task force to "reform regulation related to higher education," and alternative school advocate Devros heading up the Department of Education, our kids don't stand a fucking chance.

For the first time ever I am thinking that home schooling, not religious of course, may be the only viable alternative for educating America's children knowing that they may well end up in a public school which teaches them that man walked with the dinosaurs, global warming is a Chinese conspiracy theory, and the earth is only six thousand years old.


  1. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Trump will be gone.
    The election will be nullified.
    We will have an amendment to the constitution for a new election.
    All will be reversed before these bozos even have their first "meeting of the empty minds"

    1. Anonymous7:39 AM

      I admire your wishful thinking - but trump can actually pardon himself as well as his family and everyone else dealing with obstruction and russia - so unless he is tired of being president and steps down in some way that doesn't embarass him or bruise his fragile ego - we are stuck with him for at least 4 years (and with the voting suppression and other voting machines compromised by hacking - it could be 8 years)

    2. Anonymous8:00 AM

      Where is it in the Constitution that the election can be nullified? And you do know what it takes to amend the Constitution? Listen, people voted for both Trump and Clinton. The Russians put out propaganda. This is clear. If people believed it they voted accordingly. Trump was elected by people who hated Obama and wanted to send a message. if Trump goes, you got Pence all his nonsense.

  2. Anonymous7:03 AM

    And just what is Jerry Falwell Jr.'s background in education other than being the son of a major face religion con artist? I hope the institutions of higher learning in this country are not about to be conned by the con-artist-in-chief who currently resides in the White House. Will all graduate degrees have to have an element of fake religion in them? There have been Trump supporters instigating unrest by claiming the approach of Sharia law and here is Trump himself fomenting his own brand of Sharia law for our colleges and universities. Imagine what a graduate student will have to go through to receive a master's degree or doctorate in any branch of science under Trump's "reformed" regulations?

    I'm glad my last graduation was a master's degree in 1967.

  3. Anonymous7:16 AM

    OOOOWIE! $ara just KNOWS she's next for.......sumtin' or nother.

    1. Anonymous8:21 AM

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      "The left is determined to disrupt and disorganize. They are organizing new groups every single day and investing big resources neighborhood-to-neighborhood across Maricopa County.”The people belonging to the groups referenced are mostly women, mostly have more than a few years on them … The most dangerous physical weapons we have are knitting needles. But make no mistake … We vote … We are actively encouraging others to vote, and lots of us are educating ourselves on how politics works and running for office. Does this sound like people plotting violence? We are working within the system.”

    2. Anonymous8:54 AM

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      Orrin HATCHetman." reporters asked McCain if America’s global standing was better under Barack Obama than now, and McCain said: “As far as American leadership is concerned, YES.” Who knows, maybe McCain is starting to turn a corner." HE“gave America Sarah Palin” and “sucked up to Donald Trump after Trump humiliated him” in the first paragraph of his obituary." Or
      [Could WE get that in 'SKYWRITING?}
      "McCaskill challenged Hatch, the committee’s chairman, on whether he planned on holding even one single hearing on the GOP ObamaCARE alternative. Hatch stayed stony silent until he finally muttered that Democrats have been “invited” to “give your ideas” on the bill."
      "McCain abased himself before Trump and Trumpism. Hatch, before the intellectual corruption that has swallowed his party lock, stock, and barrel. But the distinction hardly matters any more. The two impulses need each other and feed off each other. This is why so many intellectuals and writers—David Frum of course (long ago), but now Max Boot, Peter Wehner, Jennifer Rubin, and even, tentatively, Bill Kristol!—are disentangling themselves from these rancid entrails>
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  4. Anonymous7:21 AM

    When is someone going to get Trump out of our beautiful country.

    Home schooling time to not have a national education system teach my child religion! JHC! Trump, the Dictator!

  5. Anonymous7:35 AM

    THIS: Coming from the RIGHT EVANgelical$ and Jew$.

    Unethical relationship?IVANKA> I was not expecting the intensity of this experience.” “For me, I’m trying to keep my head down and NOT LISTEN to the noise and just work really hard to make a positive impact.”
    “filthy liar.” aka 'dirty girl'

    “Her father said Ben Carson was a psychopath and Ted Cruz’s father killed JFK and she wasn’t expecting viciousness. She’s a filthy liar,”

    1. Anonymous8:19 AM

      Trump's adult kids are idiots and have no clue about the world around them. Comes from being too rich and protected all their lives, I would suggest.

      Thank God they are not appearing on TV as much as they use too. Betcha their Daddy suggested they not do so due to his fears of their feelings being hurt because of the reaction they always receive from Americans, which is always very negative!

    2. Anonymous9:46 AM

      By all means keep your head down, Ivaaaanka. Saves me having to look at your smug mug.

  6. Anonymous8:01 AM

    "The word rictus most often describes a smile that doesn't convey delight or happiness — instead, it's a kind of horrified, involuntary grin." rictus is a frozen, FAKE smile."
    Don't you like ME?

  7. Anonymous9:26 AM

    I feel alarmed that Falwell will be on the task force. I am not opposed to people practicing their chosen religion. However, the strict adherence and requirement to use bible references for course work at his university blows my mind. This is scary news for me.

  8. Sarah9:28 AM

    Gryphen, thanks for your blog.

    1. Higher ed refers to college & grad school. Allowing a religiousness zealot any power over federal higher ed policy is just wack

    2. Will you please remove, edit, or at least disavow the comment above that refers to Jews with a dollar sign in place of the "s"? That's really offensive.

    1. Anonymous10:41 AM

    2. Anonymous10:43 AM

  9. Don't be so sure.

    There is a lot of control of public education at the local level. Not just state but very local. School districts have a lot of power, more than the Feds.

    The Feds do provide extra money, which they can choke off or use to extort their agenda (and districts can turn them down and say fuck off) and they do have some regulations like title IX, but for the most part, school districts can carry on educating children as they see fit.

    Falwell can't remove standards. If he did, the states all have their own standards in place.

    The worst that can happen is some states, like Texas and Florida will have the dumbest students and businesses and corporations will simply hire those educated in California or New York. Universities will maintain their own standards.

    Put a Liberty University grad against a grad from Stanford, Berkley, Harvard, Yale and who do you think is going to get hired?

  10. Anonymous11:32 AM

    I agree that Ivanka is pretty much just another entitled rich girl with nothing to offer this country. She has three beautiful children but it seems the only baby that matters to her is her infantile father! The hours she spends doing nothing in the White House but occasionally begging her father to be more presidential (never going to happen) could be raising her children properly....away from her weird father and the horrors of the White House.


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